what digital cable would you advise to connect a Sony DVP9000ES to Chord DAC64?
I own a Siltech HF-7S but I think the DAC64 deserves better...
I suggest digital cables of Acoustic Zen or Kimber's Select series.
Visit their wbsites & have a look.
I'm using a VD Nite digital IC, and it's very nice. The Chord's BNC necessitates the use of an adapter, for which I'm using van den Hul's.
IMS, between the Vecteur D-2 & the Chord, the DH Labs SilverSonic D75 is significantly less veiled & more alive than the Chord Company ic. It is such a good match that I havnt felt the need to neurotically try alternatives.
I don't know about the best cable(I use a Pure Note Epsilon) but with Max buffer set, my experience is that the Chord can do quite well with a less expensive input.
can you please post your thoughts once you get the system going??
Have you thought also about having your 9000ES modded at all??
I am curious what the advantages would be by going with the 9000 as a transport and acquiring a good DAC, - if one could achieve the a comparable sound to a Wadia 861 or a Levinson 390s or a Moon Eclipse and get the added benefit of SACD and DVD....
The first that comes to my mind id the price...
I bought the DAC64 for US$2000 and none of the ones you mention cost less than the double or 3 times.
The second is that I have demo'ed 3 or 4 integrated CDPs in the $US3000-5000 and my existent Sony with the Chord, wiped them all.
This thread is bang on since I'm going through a similar decision process - do I get a great DAC for my Sony SCD-777ES or go to a Wadia, BAT, Levinson for redbook? The Chord DAC64 is certainly a possibilty.
Out of curiosity what were the integrated players you auditioned in the $3500 price range? I've heard the Arcams, Linn Ikemi, Naim CDX2, Naim CD5, Levinson 390s, Wadia 301 and 861. My current preference for integrated CD players is a Wadia 861 or Levinson 390s. I will also try and hear the BAT VK D5SE soon.
I have listened to Metronome T1-i, Gamut CD1, CEC TL1x/DX51 (my 2nd favorite) and Accustic Arts Drive1/DAC1.
Thanks for the information and the very best of luck. Please let us know what digital i/c you end up with and how it works out for you.
Chord the cable company from England makes a special digital cable for this DAC. I believe it retails for 600-700 for a meter pair. They put B&C on one end and whatever you want on the other end.
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