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Upsamplers, DACs, jitter, shakes and analogue withdrawals, this is it.

I 'spent' $250 for a usd DAC many years ago. STILL satisfied..

I have recently upgraded some IC cables to the tune of $5,000.
So I have stuff and use stuff which can cost some actual money.
But so far I have found I am satisfied with my old DAC, and know it would take a LOT of money to do much better.
Money I would rather spend elsewhere.

My base is to listen to my Sony SC777ES. Which is a decent machine.
The Sony does sound a tiny bit better than the DAC. but not enough to matter to me.
I use the DAC with several eBay bought $40 to 80 CD changers.
Most changers really 'lack'(listenability), even just as transports.. but I found a brand and couple of year slot of some which are also decent. I own eight of them, most as spares.. LOL

Any way, my pennies are being saved for a $14,000 pair of speakers. not some pos DAC (Which I would realize is only a tiny bit better and no damn way worth the money paid..)

So IMO expensive DACs can be a sucker bet.
The main limitations of 16 bits just are there. Period. No amount of futzing can do much more than the basic stuff 'well implemented'.

So I KEEP my $250 (paid $250 used, originally $1,000)fifteen year old DAC and I am happy.

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