In Reply to: dCS Scarlatti vs. Modern Dacs up to $10k. posted by howard on December 14, 2023 at 01:06:05:
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.
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- RE: dCS Scarlatti vs. Modern Dacs up to $10k. - Des 18:23:08 12/14/23 (0)