What's new

Search results

  1. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Scott, LOL I *must* resist! I think the Shanling is a gorgeous piece and I bet it sounds nice. But I think I am sticking with a non tubed transport/player.. What's a *really* good player (good interal DAC) that is well built and in the $1000.00 or less price range?
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    No I wouldn't buy something that was built poorly out of a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball parts I don't think the Shanling is poorly built though. I am all for bargains.. Compare the $1500.00 Shanling to something from Krell.. With the Shanling you get true craftsmanship real...
  3. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Okay guys... I will settle this once and for all.. Forget Jitter and Cables and all that stuff... If a CD Player has Blue lights it will sound better.. End Of Story..
  4. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Chu, Don't forget to jiggle the cables.. Remember any electrons left inside them will cause phase cancelation issues do to the remainder of the free radicals contained within the golden ratio quasi-cqonstant-q conductors.
  5. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Craig, And I am by no means against optical. It's just that certain people are and most of the high end has followed suite. Thier conjecture is that with coax you simply have an electrical signal comming out of the transport and into the DAC. And with Optical you have an electrical...
  6. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Rich, Yes essentialy TosLink and Coaxial both fall under the Sony/Phillips Digital Interface but "high end" components rarely ever use Optical. Optical has some advantages like no worries about cable impedance issues or EMI interference but there are drawbacks like needing to convert the...
  7. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Damnit Scott, That's the one I've been thinkin about! Retail is what $1700.00 ? Found them on ebay for just over a grand.. but........... The sellers are shady.. Bank wire transfers to Malasia? Uhhhh nah! That is one beautiful piece of art though!
  8. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Chu, No fluff? Good luck man! Remember though.. It HAS to have blue lights! heh Is there seriously anything "wrong" with liking "pretty" equipment?
  9. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Chu, LOL!! As usual a thought provoking reply Sure technology makes everything better,smaller and faster. I guess this is why when you rip into any CDP you find practicaly nothing! Lots of air space in there.. Just enough space to place a good brick (Heavy=Good!) Nah Meridian...
  10. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Chu, I am sure the components themselves are fairly cheap. They usually are, right? Right now I am using my DVD Player and I used to just use my Receivers internal DAC but since I am not using a Pre I have to use my DVD's internal DAC which wasn't as good as the Receiver has in it...
  11. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Lynn, You could have just told me the hardware The cables.. Well, I am not getting into that discussion I just make my own Sincerely though, thanks for sharing your equipment and opinion. I just don't know what route I will eventualy go. From the start I wanted to just go with a...
  12. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Thanks for the info All!! Mike, Let me know how the DIY DAC turns out.. I wasn't really considering an external DAC but I may.. It's either that or I am buying an expensive player.. But that's down the road anyway.. maybe 6 months or so
  13. Brett DiMichele

    Will a good external DAC make an Average Transport sound fantastic?

    Hey All, I know this is sort of bordering on the sources section of the HTF but since I am talking about external DAC's I feel it's better suited in this section. If you take an average CD or DVD player and use it solely as a transport and mate it with a very good DAC will it make a...
Top