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Old 10-25-2013, 09:44 PM
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Default Modwright "Elyse" DAC - RMAF 2013

Did any Modwright fans get a chance to listen to the new tube DAC? I had to skip the RMAF due to last minute conflicts but I did inquire about the new DAC. It looks like a first half of 2014 release for a "full service" stand-alone tube DAC. I wish I had better recollection of the specs but think it will have AES/EBU, USB, coax digital, and bnc digital inputs, no toslink and XLR and RCA output. I have a feeling it will be a true balanced output, not just a "convenience XLR" output. The design is considering a volume control (may be a configuration option or standard). I don't know what DAC chip its. Any other info "on the street" or listening impressions from the RMAF attendees? I have a KWI-200 and would like to get a LS100 (w/phono) and maybe this DAC. If it has a volume control, maybe not a LS100. Apparently there was a new phono stage as well called "Black".
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:24 AM
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It heard it and it sounded very fine with MW electronics and Daedalus speakers. I was told that Dan intends to launch it with PCM playback initially, and add DSD capability later. I can't help but wonder if it might be wiser to wait and launch it with both fprmats, given the increasing popularity of DSD.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:54 AM
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Heard this dac last week, loved it. Really smooth, full-bodied, I'll be keen to see pricing when it's available.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:31 PM
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Do you know what chip it uses?

ps the LS100 is not a true balanced preamp. You'd need the 36.5 for that.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:50 PM
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:38 AM
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I've been wantin to hear this also. Along with the new phono stage he put out but the 7000$ price tag will keep me from getting a shot. I've heard the ls 100 and it was awesome and that was paied with the mw 100 watt amp and silloetes by van l speakerworks. Blew me away.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:01 PM
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Default Elyse Dac Ordered

After several months of research and discussions with Dan Wright I decided to go for it, unit should arrive in a few weeks. Tubes I have decided on include Telegunken E88CC and Philips 5R4GYS. I will post reviews once the unit is installed with followups as it goes through the breaking process.

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After several months of research and discussions with Dan Wright I decided to go for it, unit should arrive in a few weeks. Tubes I have decided on include Telegunken E88CC and Philips 5R4GYS. I will post reviews once the unit is installed with followups as it goes through the breaking process.

Brett
Very cool Brett! I was able to hear the Elyse at RMAF and digital played through it sounded fantastic. I look forward to your review!
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