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Old 04-27-2018, 04:18 PM
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DCS stack was very detailed, exceptionally good and musical overall similar to Esoteric 4box stack however I prefer the Esoteric stack for it stunning upper octaves and transients plus better articlulation and depth in the bass. I think I prefer it as well due to Esoteric's overall transparency. All opinion....

The DCS stack is clearly in the top tier of all playback options in the world.

The K1 to me is the ultimate middle ground with clarity, musicality and a touch more warmth than either 4 box stack ..it definitely gives a moment of pause at its price point versus spending way up the scale on either 4box stack. Then you have to add a true master clock to all to achieve the most of each,...definitely adds up. When the day is done, K1 packs a wallop in price and performance....
SCAudiophile,

Thanks for your well-defined opinion. Very helpful.
It mirrors my experience with Rossini vs. K01X.
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SCAudiophile,

Thanks for your well-defined opinion. Very helpful.
It mirrors my experience with Rossini vs. K01X.
Does this mean that you prefer the KO1X to the dcs Rossini ?

I am tempted by the Rossioni V/S the Esoteric because of Rossini's Ethernet Streaming cap‚bility that the K01x does not offer, but when I listened to the Rossini (long time ago with an old firmware), I found it lacked some musicality.

--> Do you consider that the K01x offer more warm/musicality than the Rossini ?


(I wish the K1 did includes the streaming circuits that are in the N-01, it will have made it the "ultimate 1 box" system !!)
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Does this mean that you prefer the KO1X to the dcs Rossini ?

I am tempted by the Rossioni V/S the Esoteric because of Rossini's Ethernet Streaming cap‚bility that the K01x does not offer, but when I listened to the Rossini (long time ago with an old firmware), I found it lacked some musicality.

--> Do you consider that the K01x offer more warm/musicality than the Rossini ?


(I wish the K1 did includes the streaming circuits that are in the N-01, it will have made it the "ultimate 1 box" system !!)
I heard both, but in different systems, so hard to compare. The Esoteric offers SACD playback while Rossini does not.
I prefer the Esoteric, but some will prefer the Rossini for being more warm/musical so system/person/room dependent.
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