Looking for a Transport (SACD) + DAC up to $30K

christoph

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Yes, a s/h DCS transport could be a future option. And you tip regarding the clock could make the initial decision making easier :).
Thanks!
Which is not really reducing the box count, is it? ;)
 

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Have you seen a Pacific DAC in the flesh?
I seriously doubt it.
The Pacific is not just another step above the Golden Series:
Sonically AND aestetically the Pacific is waaaaayyyy above
Hi Christoph, I was referring to the GG, as a response to bonzo's suggestion. The Pacific looks much better built, although a bit too "blingey" for my taste. However, the Pacific in it's balanced configuration costs ~$30K, which is way above my budget.

According to Lampizator, not enough space in the enclosure
I see, good to know!

Which is not really reducing the box count, is it? ;)
The Bartok and the clock (which I intended to stack) take much smaller space than any of the discussed Lampizator models, and do not require as much ventilation as the large tubes on the GG require... :cool:
 

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The Pacific looks much better built, although a bit too "blingey" for my taste. However, the Pacific in it's balanced configuration costs ~$30K, which is way above my budget.
I would never go for the balanced version. Too expensive to roll tubes ;)

I agree with you with the brass and golden ones, especially when even in high gloss, but do you find these too blingey as well?

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If yes, there is also an all-black version available :cool:
 

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The Bartok and the clock (which I intended to stack) take much smaller space than any of the discussed Lampizator models, and do not require as much ventilation as the large tubes on the GG require... :cool:

Fair enough regarding the needed space.

But then again, it depends on the Output tube type if it needs serious ventilation.
The 300b gets fairly hot, while the 45 gets barely handwarm.
The recti is driven full throttle and also gets rather warm.
 

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I would never go for the balanced version. Too expensive to roll tubes ;)

I agree with you with the brass and golden ones, especially when even in high gloss, but do you find these too blingey as well?


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If yes, there is also an all-black version available :cool:
I like the view from your window! The Pacific looks nice, again, not my cup of tea style-wise (as are the Aries Cerat in the background).
I have an all-balanced setup, so going for the SE version will not produce the best possible result.
 
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I like the view from your window! The Pacific looks nice, again, not my cup of tea style-wise (as are the Aries Cerat in the background).
I have an all-balanced setup, so going for the SE version will not produce the best possible result.

All good, not everyone has the same taste. Neither sonically nor aesthetically :D
To be completely honest, I don't fancy the look of the AC gear too much myself :oops:
 

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Alex, doesn’t MSB process SACD?
 

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What do you mean by "process"? It does accept DSD and plays it back natively or "optimized". "Optimized" sounds better.
 

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What do you mean by "process"? It does accept DSD and plays it back natively or "optimized". "Optimized" sounds better.

By process I meant accept or handle -- that it can convert to analog an SACD.
 

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