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oppo 105d mod or look for a new cd player ?
My reputation is sterling. No one feels as this person does. All I can say is that there are two sides to every story but I am not going to tell you my side. Don't believe this kind of thing belongs here. All I can say is what he said is not true ... 
Metrum Pavane NOS DAC
George,As I described earlier it is possible to make an R2R DAC that has voltage out and not current out. This is what TotalDAC has and so does MSB. They do not need IV conversion. Maybe the 5791 does the same. The amount of voltage out on the 579... 
Metrum Pavane NOS DAC
I am not totally sure but I think the ad5791 has no internal IV converter. If you make a discrete R2R DAC as MSB and TotalDAC do they both have voltage out without an IV converter. I think the same for this part. 
Metrum Pavane NOS DAC
The Schiit Yggdrasil is also R2R using 4 $75 exotic 20 bit super precision Analog Devices DACs to give "pure 21 bits of info". My friend has one he lightly modded and he says its outrageous. You can see the mods on my website: http://www.tweakaudi... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Have you seen the technology in the Yggy? Apparently not. This is one serious machine. Yes, it needs tweaking.....you could even put a Lampizator output stage on it (personally a fan of zero feedback class A fet buffers). The Golden Gate is in ano... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
As I said above.....my friend in Pocoima would love to A/B his modded Yggy with a Bricasti or a Yale DS DAC or other super DAC like an Empirical or Lampy. I can get you in touch with him....An A/B in the same place with both warmed up (he can leav... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
The person who had the bone stock Yggy burned it in and A/Bed with the fully burned in MSB Analog DAC. He uses the top of the line Coincident speakers, preamp and amp and a bunch of $4700 Hi Fidelity cables.....a very revealing system.....he said ... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
No one does mods on anything over $1300.....the Oppo 105D is the only thing being modded by anyone. People are afraid of losing resale value. I could mod a Bricasti in many ways to make it way, way better.....no one would do it. NO ONE. This is wh... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
My friend has modified Yggdrasil DAC and would love to A/B with a Bricasti. He is in Pocoima, CA. If you have a Bricasti he could bring his DAC over or visa versa. The Yggy modified is pretty killer......might be better than Bricasti. See post her... 
Schiit Yggdrasil DAC ??
The Yggy has been out for about a month or so and is thought of very highly. One guy has MSB Analog DAC with external power supply and 4x USB input module ($11,500 list) and feels the Yggy is just as detailed but not as musical. Under my direction... 
Esoteric X-01 versus Oppo 105 Darbee for CD audio?
Just saw this thread. I cannot imagine a stock Oppo keeping up with serious gear. Now, once modified (yea, I do this) then they are another whole league better in sound and can compete with much more expensive pieces. The advantage of a modded Opp... 
Schiit Yggdrasil DAC ??
I am not getting one right away. I will wait till someone sends me one to mod. Check out this thread for future reviews: http://www.head-fi.org/t/667711/new-schiit-ragnarok-and-yggdrasil/5655and also here: http://www.changstar.com/index.php?topic=... 
Schiit Yggdrasil DAC ??
Released today! Get yours now!Soon, after burn in and proper A/Bs we will know how good a stock Yggy is. Just saw the pics on the website and I see several things to mod on it that will make quite an improvement.....he he.....not even in anyones h... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
I hope you are including yourself in the "every manufacturer" category.....he he.I been around the block. I know marketing hype from reality. Reality is what you hear....what you experience directly.It looks like some serious technology in the Ygg... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Have you guys seen this:http://www.changstar.com/index.php?topic=2047.0Does not do DSD but it may be really great....one review said Bricasti was in the league with Empirical.....well, one guy here says Yggdrasil is better than Bricasti....we shal...