In Reply to: RE: New DAC posted by mtbikeNH on May 9, 2017 at 12:30:03:
mtbikeNH, I have yet to hear of anyone who bought a well-implemented DAC using the 1704K who regretted it. Note, that this DAC was used in a lot of the SOTA DACs over many, many years - including top end players from Burmester, Combak Reimyo, Esoteric, Krell, Mark Levinson, Naim, Pass Labs, Sim Audio, Wadia and several others, to name a few. The Linn CD12 also used these chips and is often touted as one of the best (and most 'vinyl' sounding) CD players of all time. It is also what I use in my DAC.
It is likely that good DACs using this chip will appreciate in value, much like good idler drive turntables of yore. Had I not bought my Lite Audio DAC, I would have bought an Audio-gd and it was a coin flip between them, or possibly an Aqua Audio model (the La Voce S2 is just within budget). There are few left in the supply chain, from what I can tell.
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Topic - New DAC - mtbikeNH 08:26:48 05/09/17 (25)
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- RE: New DAC - milpai 05:56:10 05/12/17 (0)
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- 1704K - jusbe 14:35:27 05/09/17 (0)