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    MSB Diamond DAC IV Reviewed By Stereophile

    MSB received an excellent review in the current Stereophile. Glad to see they're getting some mainstream press.

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    looks like that will be my rig when i upgrade next year. Enjoyed reading a review finally.
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    I haven't heard the Diamond version, but I can certainly vouch for the sound of my Signature.

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    I sent Jon a hard drive full of files to use for the review. Looks like a great review!
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    I have one of those sitting here right now, comparing it to the dCS Paganini stack.
    So far, it's got less resolution, but more punch.
    Upgraded the firmware for DSD, but the results were not impressive, sort of dull sound...

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    Quote Originally Posted by asiufy View Post
    I have one of those sitting here right now, comparing it to the dCS Paganini stack.
    So far, it's got less resolution, but more punch.
    Upgraded the firmware for DSD, but the results were not impressive, sort of dull sound...
    First critical comments about these in a while...i read comments from someone with pretty high end stuff in Turkey?...who went with Lavry Gold and also owned the DCS full Scarlatti stack...felt there was something wrong in the treble of the MSB as i recall. He has had a lot of SOTA stuff he has auditioned, and has bought only a select few pieces of those auditions.

    Look forward to hearing more detailed thoughts when you get a moment. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydelee21 View Post
    First critical comments about these in a while...i read comments from someone with pretty high end stuff in Turkey?...who went with Lavry Gold and also owned the DCS full Scarlatti stack...felt there was something wrong in the treble of the MSB as i recall. He has had a lot of SOTA stuff he has auditioned, and has bought only a select few pieces of those auditions.

    Look forward to hearing more detailed thoughts when you get a moment. Thanks!
    I certainly didn't like the Lavry Gold...
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    Indeed, the highs seem a little subdued... I guess that's why bad recordings sound nicer on the MSB than on the dCS. There's no bite to the treble, but there's also less presence and pinpoint clarity/definition.
    But the lows... Oh, what a difference!
    Oh, let me clarify that I'm mostly auditioning it through the USB interface, using a Mac Mini with Audirvana 1.3.9.x. Sounded better that way than the MSB Signature Transport.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce B View Post
    I certainly didn't like the Lavry Gold...
    To each his own...i've never heard it myself. He certainly did like the Scarlatti full-stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asiufy View Post
    Indeed, the highs seem a little subdued... I guess that's why bad recordings sound nicer on the MSB than on the dCS. There's no bite to the treble, but there's also less presence and pinpoint clarity/definition.
    But the lows... Oh, what a difference!
    Oh, let me clarify that I'm mostly auditioning it through the USB interface, using a Mac Mini with Audirvana 1.3.9.x. Sounded better that way than the MSB Signature Transport.


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    Thanks and good to know!

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