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18 hours ago, gepardcv said:

With all DSP turned off, I cannot hear meaningful differences between the ADI-2 and the dac1541, but I must admit I didn't try very hard.

Just to throw my 2c in, the RME ADI-2 Pro (DAC version should sound the same, from what I read) and Soekris dac1541 sounded fairly different to me. So I guess your mileage may vary.

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Wanted to see what the hoopla is and bought Hal (aka Chord Qutest DAC).  Breaking it in, but I WILL say the included wallwart has very cheap build quality, e.g. contact quality where universal AC plugs click in. 

 

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Not fitting for a $1900 product IMHO.
 

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ok that took me a minute

i send my shipments of parts to the anodizer one color at a time as that's the only way it doesn't get messed up

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I really liked the Brooklyn Bridge when I heard it.  It’s somewhat $$$ at 3k but sounds nice and massively convenient 

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I'm thinking that the Brooklyn Bridge, a hard drive and my ATC speakers would make a hell of a system. I also think it is kind of amazing that they include a phono stage if you want to mix in some old school. 

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6 hours ago, justin said:

ok that took me a minute

i send my shipments of parts to the anodizer one color at a time as that's the only way it doesn't get messed up

They fuck it up here even if I stand over them so I completely get that...

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I rarely post here (only lurk to do research and buy an amplifier from Birgir :) ) however I had the opportunity to stop by Justin’s booth at CanJam and had a listen to the Brooklyn Bridge all in one.  I was completely blown away - even more so when listening to the new GSX Mini fronting it and bypassing the internal amplifier.  My primary listening is 2 channel TOTL Naim/Linn however that $3k Mytek was truly something else.  A Brooklyn Bridge/GSXMini at under $5k will run rings around a lot of high priced systems.  It is also a veritable Swiss Army Knife - UpnP, ROON, WiFi, and it will accept an attached USB hard drive and you can use the Mytek iOS app to scan and play music off of it.

Back to lurking

Best

Gregg

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