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

What is "expensive"? NTL, I suggest four options.

Grace Design sells their m920 DAC/LS/HPA at $1895. Link attached. At the moment, they have no factory refurbished ones to sell. (Note, I have been paid to give advice to Grace Design on exhibiting at RMAF and picking out demo tracks.)


If you can be patient, the affordable ($499) m9XX that Grace Design makes for Massdrop should come up for a new offering sometime soon--at this writing, 212 people have expressed interest. (Link below.)

If you cannot be patient, Parasound's Zdac v.2 at $549 is a good choice.


If $549 is too much, you can roll the dice on an Enlightened Audio Designs DAC on eBay, but, at this date, most of them will have some known-to-fail parts that have fallen out of spec, and a rebuild that replaces all diodes, all capacitors, and some resistors will end up costing you total as much as the Grace m920, which I call "the poor person's Bricasti" in that it has a Minimum Phase PCM filter (as well as multiple DSD filters).

Best of luck

the once and future JM

Edits: 02/22/17

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