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pjetrof 01-05-2020 02:57 AM

Dac-50
 
Anyone compared this dac with other dacs?
How much better is dc-37?
This would be for Accuphase e-650 with harbeth 30.2.
Also what would be a good streamer to use with dac 50 or dc 37?
Using only TIDAL no stored music.
My apologies for bad english.

mblssmp2 01-06-2020 04:13 AM

For Tidal only there is no point in investigating into a very expensive DAC. The DAC-50, I am sure, would be perfectly fine.

pjetrof 01-06-2020 04:31 AM

Anyone?

meltemi 01-06-2020 05:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjetrof (Post 991399)
Anyone compared this dac with other dacs?
How much better is dc-37?
This would be for Accuphase e-650 with harbeth 30.2.
Also what would be a good streamer to use with dac 50 or dc 37?
Using only TIDAL no stored music.
My apologies for bad english.

I'd suggest you had a look at dCS Bartok.
Streamer, upsampler and DAC (optional: headphone amp) in one box (silver or black).
Sound quality of the dCS Bartok IMHO at least at the same level as Accuphase DACs.

Martin

P.S. I personally use dCS Vivaldi DAC with Accuphase pre-/poweramps.

pjetrof 01-06-2020 09:08 AM

@mblssmp2 thx for reply. Can you tell me why for TIDAL a Dac make no diffrence?

pjetrof 01-06-2020 09:10 AM

@meltemi thx for the reply. I prefer to stay with one brand. Like to know if there is a big difference in sound quality between dac 50 and dc 37

terrycym 01-06-2020 09:17 AM

A DC37 would sound a lot better than a DAC50 - A big difference in price though. Does the sound improvement justify the quality difference, only you can decide as its your money. The DAC50 does have the advantage of not requiring analogue cables to your E-650 nor would it need a mains lead either.
Do get a decent USB cable from your streamer to whichever DAC you buy.

An Intel NUC running Roon Rock would be a good candidate for a streamer.

pjetrof 01-06-2020 09:56 AM

@terrycym thx for reply. Indeed the price diffrence is substantial. No home demo available. That’s why I ask question maybe someone had both or tried both?

terrycym 01-06-2020 10:02 AM

The DC-37 is worth the extra money as far as I'm concerned

mblssmp2 01-06-2020 11:05 AM

Tidal simply does not give you the same sound quality (or better musicality) as CDs or streamed wav files. I also use Tidal every now and then to explore new music and for that I have a Melco streamer connected to my DP-560. So I use the DAC of my CD player. But when I enjoy an album, I still buy the CD as it is dramatically better when you have a revealing system. I used to stream a lot before I arrived at Accuphase.


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