Anyone here compared the Lampizator GG to the Aries Cerat Kassandra II reference DAC??

flyer

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Reading back the mail from the American distributor, some mix-up was done it seems, maybe the thread it was in was also covering both preamp (function) and DAC.

There is no Prestige DAC existing, it must have been the price for the Incito preamp which effectively costs 8500 EUR, VAT incl

The prices for the DAC's in Europe are respectively from smallest to biggest model: 18, 41 and 81 k EUR, incl VAT and transport

And yes, it will be a pleasure to move on :)
 
Nov 19, 2015
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#22
Let me chime in....

Prestige edition DAC was called the Insequer and is no longer in production. It was replaced by the Kassandra and the tech was merged.

USD prices are as follows for 2017 for the Kassandra which included VAT and installation here in the USA


Reference 35k USD
Signature 55k USD
SLE 82,500 USD


Apologies all around as I can get mixed up when discussion pricing with international request.

To make it easier on me just email global@aries-cerat.eu and I should remember which pricing to use :)
 
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bonzo75

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#23
Let me chime in....

Prestige edition DAC was called the Insequer and is no longer in production. It was replaced by the Kassandra and the tech was merged.

USD prices are as follows for 2017 for the Kassandra which included VAT and installation


Reference 35k USD
Signature 55k USD
SLE 82,500 USD


Apologies all around as I can get mixed up when discussion pricing with international request.

To make it easier on me just email global@aries-cerat.eu and I should remember which pricing to use :)
In Euros, why is it 18, 41, and 81...while in dollars, it is 35, 55, and 82? The 35 stands out w.r.t the 18
 
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#24
In Euros, why is it 18, 41, and 81...while in dollars, it is 35, 55, and 82? The 35 stands out w.r.t the 18
High tax based on weight so for the low end it hit harder than the higher end where I dont mind the margin loss reflected in the pricing
 
Nov 19, 2015
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#29
Let me chime in....

Prestige edition DAC was called the Insequer and is no longer in production. It was replaced by the Kassandra and the tech was merged.

USD prices are as follows for 2017 for the Kassandra which included VAT and installation here in the USA


Reference 35k USD
Signature 55k USD
SLE 82,500 USD


Apologies all around as I can get mixed up when discussion pricing with international request.

To make it easier on me just email global@aries-cerat.eu and I should remember which pricing to use :)
You kidding me, that sounds like a bargain, I'll take two!
 

wisnon

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Guys, there is a misunderstanding here. Wisnon did have a right to think its 55, but flyer is also quite fair and friendly not the types to disparage so let's move on
No, I didn't say Flyer did anything wrong...Just saying there was no intention to mislead or disparage. I got the prices right here on the forum.

I am glad the matter is settled transparently. We now have clarity.
 
#31
No, I didn't say Flyer did anything wrong...Just saying there was no intention to mislead or disparage. I got the prices right here on the forum.

I am glad the matter is settled transparently. We now have clarity.
This thread seem seems to have gone cold. Any more impressions v other DACs?
 
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#32
Have now tried the Kassandra vs all of the major competitors in the same performance or similar price point (MSB, Total, Trinity, Lampi, etc)

Won't comment openly here for obvious reasons, but if you are interested in you are welcome to PM me
 
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#33
Good morning
I live in nyc is there any way I can hear one in my setup for a day ?
 
Nov 19, 2015
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#35
Good morning
I live in nyc is there any way I can hear one in my setup for a day ?
There may be an opportunity early next year to do a demo in your system prior to a review. A one day casual demo has to be in line with something else I have going on in that area of just happen to going in your general direction.

Difficulty of most demos with the Kassandra is the requirement of my being there. This comes as a result of of proper setup and ensuring that software with filters (such as HQ Player in your signature) are not used.
 

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