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RE: dCS Scarlatti vs. Modern Dacs up to $10k.

Having heard at length the Scarlatti with Avalon / Rowland /etc --it remains one of my favourite Dac's
At the used pricing now it is an absolute bargain. Of the units you mentioned I've auditioned 2 of the 3 the exception being the Holo. The Scarlatti would win hands down over the other two .

One serious point to consider is dCS reputation for service /upgrade in the field /etc--it is benchmark quality they service all going back to the Elgar /Purcell /etc days --I owned full stack when they came out and backup /field upgrade was Gold star and highly commendable .

I personally like to consider the longer term "marriage" to my equipment and whatever you choose a closer look at the long term customer service and reliability should not be passed over.
Good luck.


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