AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Audio & Video > CD Players, Digital Music & Servers

CD Players, Digital Music & Servers Sooloos, Olive, Wadia, Sonos, to name a few

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 12-05-2018, 09:27 AM
Formerly YB-2 Formerly YB-2 is online now
Retired

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 4,772
Default

Here is a good thread on DACs where a couple of the posters have tried various DACs, both tube & SS, and their thoughts on same.
https://www.audioaficionado.org/showthread.php?t=44092
__________________
Glenn...
Audeze LCD-3 Bryston BP-17³, 4B-ST & BHA-1 Canton Reference 9K Clearaudio SM Pro RCM Focal Clear Oppo 203 Ray Samuels F-117 Nighthawk Sennheiser HD650 SurgeX XR-315 VPI Capital Scout, JMW9Sig w/Lyra Kleos, Ortofon K-b & 2M Blk, AT33R & AT150Ti Woo WA6 Gen 1 WW Eclipse Pt, Au, Ag, Mini, Starlight & Nano 7 & 8
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-05-2018, 02:15 PM
JBT JBT is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lago Vista Texas Downtown Austin and Frisco Colorado
Posts: 1,391
Default

The Balanced Rex Dac is a Tube Dac I forgot about


https://balanced.com/p-rex-dac
__________________
2 MC 601s, C1100, D1100, MCT450 Vandersteen 5A

Game Room

MC275, C2200, MR71, Dynaudio focus 160

Bedroom

MA5200 PBS T2 Tower.

Colorado House

2 MC2102s running in Mono Bridged

C200 preamp.

D1100 Dac

Lumin U1 Music server

Vandersteen Wood Quatro speakers

Old stuff

Fisher 800C Receiver

Vintage Mcintosh MC275 and C22

Audio Research d-150
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-05-2018, 02:44 PM
W9TR's Avatar
W9TR W9TR is online now
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Neutral Zone
Posts: 2,895
Default

Does anybody make a true tube DAC with tube switches instead of Solid State?

If this DAC were an R2R DAC it would have 16 tube switches and whatever analog tube circuits it would need for the output.
__________________
Main System:
Amati Futura Mains
Amati Homage VOX Center,
Proac Response 1sc Rears,
Three MC2301's for L,C,R
MC 602 for the rears
C 1100, MX 151, MCD 1100, MR 80
Nottingham Dais with Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation
SurfacePro 3, JRiver, WW Starlight Platinum USB, Benchmark DAC3 HGC

MX 151, OppO BDP-95, JVC RS-500 DILA projector, 106" diagonal Stewart Luxus Screenwall Deluxe with Studiotek 130 G3 material.

Lake House:
Ohm F, MC 275V, C2300, MR 77, Rega P3

OnDeck:
McIntosh MAC 4300v
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-05-2018, 03:46 PM
GeAllan70's Avatar
GeAllan70 GeAllan70 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Toronto,On
Posts: 1,290
Default

I have one of these... been fun to mess around with... has both Tube and SS output...





__________________
David St. Hubbins "I believe virtually everything I read"
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-05-2018, 09:05 PM
JBT JBT is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lago Vista Texas Downtown Austin and Frisco Colorado
Posts: 1,391
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by W9TR View Post
Does anybody make a true tube DAC with tube switches instead of Solid State?

If this DAC were an R2R DAC it would have 16 tube switches and whatever analog tube circuits it would need for the output.

I don't think so.
__________________
2 MC 601s, C1100, D1100, MCT450 Vandersteen 5A

Game Room

MC275, C2200, MR71, Dynaudio focus 160

Bedroom

MA5200 PBS T2 Tower.

Colorado House

2 MC2102s running in Mono Bridged

C200 preamp.

D1100 Dac

Lumin U1 Music server

Vandersteen Wood Quatro speakers

Old stuff

Fisher 800C Receiver

Vintage Mcintosh MC275 and C22

Audio Research d-150
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-05-2018, 09:09 PM
JBT JBT is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lago Vista Texas Downtown Austin and Frisco Colorado
Posts: 1,391
Default

Balanced Rex Dac for 19 thousand


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=zRj91iDdnzs
__________________
2 MC 601s, C1100, D1100, MCT450 Vandersteen 5A

Game Room

MC275, C2200, MR71, Dynaudio focus 160

Bedroom

MA5200 PBS T2 Tower.

Colorado House

2 MC2102s running in Mono Bridged

C200 preamp.

D1100 Dac

Lumin U1 Music server

Vandersteen Wood Quatro speakers

Old stuff

Fisher 800C Receiver

Vintage Mcintosh MC275 and C22

Audio Research d-150
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-06-2018, 01:04 AM
For The Love of Music's Avatar
For The Love of Music For The Love of Music is online now
Ultra-Fast 69


 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Spanish Castle Magic
Posts: 1,049
Default Tube v. SS DAC

Not sure of budget, but this is a solid contender...Brinkmann Nyquist MK II. Uses Telefunken NOS 60’s vintage tubes

IMG_0140.jpg

IMG_0139.jpg
__________________
Power: Nordost Full QRT Power Product Line, Furutech GTX-D NCF/GTX Wall Plate/105D Cover, Dedicated 20 Amp Circuits with Surge Protection at Panel
Cables, Isolation, Reflection and Absorption: Nordost Reference Line on pre/monos, speaker and server. Ansuz C2 Power and XLR on Transport, HRS M3X Platforms & Damping Plates. Stillpoint’s Ultra 6 & Ultra SS, and Vicoustic Room Treatments.
Power and Sound: D’Agostino Pre Amplifier to D’Agostino Momentum Mono’s driving Wilson Alexia’s.
Source: Aurender N10, Brinkmann Nyquist MK II
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-06-2018, 06:46 AM
Formerly YB-2 Formerly YB-2 is online now
Retired

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 4,772
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by W9TR View Post
Does anybody make a true tube DAC with tube switches instead of Solid State?
If this DAC were an R2R DAC it would have 16 tube switches and whatever analog tube circuits it would need for the output.
Is that a total of of 16 tubes or 16 per channel? Add in a couple of rectifier tubes and buffer tubes and one is up to 20 tubes, minimum. As someone who had to keep radar repeaters running on Navy ships back in the '60s, would say any piece of gear with that many tubes 'could' be a pita to maintain. Several spares and a tube-tester and good ventilation. Would be quite large and heavy to support the needed space for so many tubes and power supplies. Think of a tube power amp that makes more than 75wpc. Am thinking the MHDT Lab Pagoda (balanced?), or similar, makes a lot of sense for a ladder-DAC.
__________________
Glenn...
Audeze LCD-3 Bryston BP-17³, 4B-ST & BHA-1 Canton Reference 9K Clearaudio SM Pro RCM Focal Clear Oppo 203 Ray Samuels F-117 Nighthawk Sennheiser HD650 SurgeX XR-315 VPI Capital Scout, JMW9Sig w/Lyra Kleos, Ortofon K-b & 2M Blk, AT33R & AT150Ti Woo WA6 Gen 1 WW Eclipse Pt, Au, Ag, Mini, Starlight & Nano 7 & 8
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-06-2018, 11:31 AM
W9TR's Avatar
W9TR W9TR is online now
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Neutral Zone
Posts: 2,895
Default

That’s 16 switches per channel for a total of 32 switches, but there are a lot of dual triodes like the 12AT7 so you’d probably only need 16 tubes.

I just think it’s kind of interesting that tube DAC’s are all really solid state in their cores and no one has done a true tube DAC.

Tom
__________________
Main System:
Amati Futura Mains
Amati Homage VOX Center,
Proac Response 1sc Rears,
Three MC2301's for L,C,R
MC 602 for the rears
C 1100, MX 151, MCD 1100, MR 80
Nottingham Dais with Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation
SurfacePro 3, JRiver, WW Starlight Platinum USB, Benchmark DAC3 HGC

MX 151, OppO BDP-95, JVC RS-500 DILA projector, 106" diagonal Stewart Luxus Screenwall Deluxe with Studiotek 130 G3 material.

Lake House:
Ohm F, MC 275V, C2300, MR 77, Rega P3

OnDeck:
McIntosh MAC 4300v
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-06-2018, 09:50 PM
jbaudio68's Avatar
jbaudio68 jbaudio68 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 633
Default

Don’t forget the AMR DP-777
__________________
VPI Classic 3
AMR DP777
McIntosh C500P
McIntosh MC2301 (2)
PMC IB2S
JL Audio CR-1
JL Audio F112 (2)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2018 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase