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Old 02-01-2012, 10:37 AM
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A $50K Burmester 069 no SACD.
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I think the best combo is a player that can provide digital inputs for your computer based transport and provide at least up to sample rates of 24/192 and a killer SACD section to die for. That’s my plan down the road.

Currently I have my transport configure to load sound tracks into RAM before playing so there is no mechanical component to interfere with the digital stream which will produce less jitter which equals to better playback sound.

For best SQ RB playback a computer based transport is the way to go IMO.
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A $50K Burmester 069 no SACD.
IMO anything that plays silver discs of any kind is
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Joost, why you have 2 DACs (Weiss Medea / Wavelength Cosecant ) , Can't make up your mind?
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Exactly right! :P

Different styles for different moods
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Exactly right! :P

Different styles for different moods
How would you describe the differences?
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Maybe it is because I am old but on most recordings I can't tell alot of difference between the DCS playing CD's and the high res stuff off my soolos control 15. Getting and down loading stuff to my sooloss is a pain.
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The weiss is ultra resolving, detailed, dynamic, has absolutely fantastic bass, and I would describe as completely neutral/accurate and true to the source.

The wavelength has a hint of tube "warmth" on the mids and highs and is not quite as resolving, but sounds smoother and more intoxicating and throws a beautiful 3D soundstage.
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My solution for playing from my music server and playing SACD will most likely be one of these from my short list below:

Esoteric K-01
EMM Labs XDS1
DCS Puccini/U-Clock
Playback Designs MPS-5
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My solution for playing from my music server and playing SACD will most likely be one of these from my short list below:

Esoteric K-01
EMM Labs XDS1
DCS Puccini/U-Clock
Playback Designs MPS-5
Have you considered Accuphase also?
E.g. the DP-700

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