Which transport for my Nagra HD DAC

ulf

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No they are in an startup face serching for dealers and hope for a test. their first apperance was Stockholm hifishow 2017 when they where cabling a system with the new Big Giyas driving by Devialet amp. I have been using prototype cables but have no commersial intrest. Just fun that a small one man firm manage to make a cable that outperform all my big name cables.

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It is so funny rediscover my old Cd collection. in 1996 Jimmy Witherspoon released a fantastic live recording Live at the mint (with Robbin Ford). jimmy is in a really good mood and sings wonderful. He chats with the audience and they answer him. You hear porslin and glass sound. I have listen to this recording may times but it's the first time that I really thinks I am sitting there myself when I close my eyes. Sadly Jimmy died some years later.

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It is so funny rediscover my old Cd collection. in 1996 Jimmy Witherspoon released a fantastic live recording Live at the mint (with Robbin Ford). jimmy is in a really good mood and sings wonderful. He chats with the audience and they answer him. You hear porslin and glass sound. I have listen to this recording may times but it's the first time that I really thinks I am sitting there myself when I close my eyes. Sadly Jimmy died some years later.

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Ulf
Sounds like you have your digital front em humming along right now! Congrats ! I read your HD Dac will soon have a dsdx4 upgrade available.
 

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Dsdx4, batteries for the power supply, transformers on the dac??
Always these upgrades. You never get done in this hobby. Both a bad and a good thing I suppose.
 

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I was considering metronome Kallista but they seems not produced any more?
Hence "low" price i see on a Kallsta Ultimate SE used?
 

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I was considering metronome Kallista but they seems not produced any more?
Hence "low" price i see on a Kallsta Ultimate SE used?
 
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I was considering metronome Kallista but they seems not produced any more?
Hence "low" price i see on a Kallsta Ultimate SE used?
There is a lot of confusion on their models - be careful because some Kalista's being sold cheap are now really old.

At the time I got it, I preferred to order one of the last produced Calypso Reference's - the last model to be introduced - when used with the much larger higher quality Elektra 6 section power supply power box and the 40mm thick Reference platform https://www.imacustica.pt/pt/catalogo/leitores-de-cd-e-sacd/calypso-reference-gold/ its performance surpassed the original Kalista's.

Their currently advertised top CD player is the Kalista Dreamplay http://www.kalista.audio/en/collections/dreamplaycd/ - as far as I understood you then have to add a power supply and platform. I have never listened or ever seen it.
 

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Thanks for clarifying
I didn't found Kalista on Metronome site so I thought it was no longer produced.
The new Kalista dream play has its own site.A bit confusing .
On sale here in Europe is a Kalista Ultimate SE with base. 18000usd. Cheap?
 

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Finally I managed to sell my old cd rig MSB platinum dac, transport and power supply with many options. Asked 7000usd but very little interest. Sold this very good sounding digital locally for 6000usd. At the same time sold a Kubala Elation xlr for 3000usd and 20 people all over the world want to buy it and they did not even try to bargain Hifi is strange world.
 

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I have a pair of PAD former top cables DominusPraesto revision XLR that I was not using and going to sell.
By chance I tested one as a digital cable between transport and DAC. Voila even better that MIT digital so I keep the PAD.
I also tried the PADs between Audio Research Ref riaa and my amp but now my current Tarfala Audio Xlr was better.
When you change equipment you should have a lot of cables laying around. You never know which will be best
 

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I have a pair of PAD former top cables DominusPraesto revision XLR that I was not using and going to sell.
By chance I tested one as a digital cable between transport and DAC. Voila even better that MIT digital so I keep the PAD.
I also tried the PADs between Audio Research Ref riaa and my amp but now my current Tarfala Audio Xlr was better.
When you change equipment you should have a lot of cables laying around. You never know which will be best
The Purist Digital cables are very very good.
 

ulf

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I am curious about C.E.C DAC 3.0 the natural partner to my C.E.C transport.
It is a rare bird on the used market ( to expensive new for me)
Anyone with experience with it?
 

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Hello Marcus

You are always helpful and you got a Very nice audio shop.
Your audio events are intresting
to attend
But with extreme hifi as this dac
at over 30000usd I am forced to buy used att half prices or less.
 

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Hello Marcus

You are always helpful and you got a Very nice audio shop.
Your audio events are intresting
to attend
But with extreme hifi as this dac
at over 30000usd I am forced to buy used att half prices or less.
Many thanks for the kind words Ulf! Good luck in your search, and please let me know if there's anything that I can do for you now or in the future.

Happy Holidays!

/ Marcus