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    Default How DACs work - White paper

    I came across this while looking into their products. It is a great explanation for those new to standalone DACs, and it also applies to the DAC in a CD player.

    http://www.msbtech.com/support/How_D...ge=supportHome


    Now I need to scrounge up $10k and buy their DAC.

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    I always get a laugh when people say it's just ones and zeros. Timing(jitter) is something that seems to be an important issue as of late. I think I'll be staying with the Buffalo for now. $10k and its old and out of date the day you buy it. Yikes!

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    Yeah man, I'm done buying expensive new gear. It gets obsolete within months, sometimes weeks, and then the value sinks like a rock. Higher end audio, aside from a few exceptions, doesn't hold value very well. Buy used at practically half price and save yourself a small fortune.

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    Very Cool thank you
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    Thanks!

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    Nice looking forward to reading this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Yeah man, I'm done buying expensive new gear. It gets obsolete within months, sometimes weeks, and then the value sinks like a rock. Higher end audio, aside from a few exceptions, doesn't hold value very well. Buy used at practically half price and save yourself a small fortune.
    This is why I'm allocating my 2013 funds to crossover upgrades and not a DAC. I need a good DAC more than anything at this point, but I'm content for the most part with the sound I'm getting out of the Pio. I suspect that in the next 2-3 years, there will be a wealth of USB DAC's available at VERY affordable prices as the market appears to just now be taking off.
    Usher CP-6311, Shuguang S200MK, Shuguang S845MK, Pioneer BDP-51fd, Douglas IC's, AQ cv-8 SC's, Pangea/Douglas PC's, Epson 8100

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    yeah man, i'm done buying expensive new gear. It gets obsolete within months, sometimes weeks, and then the value sinks like a rock. Higher end audio, aside from a few exceptions, doesn't hold value very well. Buy used at practically half price and save yourself a small fortune.
    bingo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    This is why I'm allocating my 2013 funds to crossover upgrades and not a DAC. I need a good DAC more than anything at this point, but I'm content for the most part with the sound I'm getting out of the Pio. I suspect that in the next 2-3 years, there will be a wealth of USB DAC's available at VERY affordable prices as the market appears to just now be taking off.
    Not a bad idea. You definitely aren't in a desperate need for a DAC with the Pioneer as your source. Not sure if the prices are going to change much in the next two years but I do hope so. There are already plenty of cheap and affordable usb dacs but it would be nice if the higher end ones drop in price.
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