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Old 06-29-2020, 04:17 PM
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Based on some fabulous in house listening of an M1SE with Network input (pre MDx), I have purchased an M3 with Network Input. It is ‘planned’ to be a first step as my expectation is I will move to the M21. The simplification the Bricasti products make possible to my front end is mind blowing to me. More to come after it arrives.

Yes, I am giving up spinning SACDs or CDs. Whew! I said it.
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Based on some fabulous in house listening of an M1SE with Network input (pre MDx), I have purchased an M3 with Network Input. It is ‘planned’ to be a first step as my expectation is I will move to the M21. The simplification the Bricasti products make possible to my front end is mind blowing to me. More to come after it arrives.

Yes, I am giving up spinning SACDs or CDs. Whew! I said it.
Very interesting how your current decision reflects what happened to me.... I came to the same conclusion as you in 2017 when i demoed the M1 . Two weeks after the demo, i purchased the M1SE (no network input was available at the time). Then came the Network Card upgrade and boy... was that a game changer! I completely forgot about any other input including the USB input i had fallen for and moved full-time to the Ethernet-Input. It just sounded so right in every way. Shortly after the Network Card was installed, I purchased a Melco N1ZH Sever. The dedicated Ethernet player port played a big role in matching the Melco with the Bricasti. To my ears the combo is stunning and very hard to beat. The only question left to answer was, what was i going to do with all my cherished CD's? Well... Melco had the answer... Enter the Melco D100 ripper. I burned all my CD's saved them to the Melco server and passed them through the Bricasti via the Ethernet card and i have never been happier. Everything sounds fantastic! Now i'm left wondering how much better can it get? So, even though i am very satisfied at the moment, curiosity and rave reviews have got me reaching for my wallet again.... The new MDx board and a firmware upgrade happen tomorrow and it can't come soon enough.
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I have found the digital music world emphasizes the point to “never say never”. I never thought I would sell my K-03X unless it was to move up the Esoteric food chain. In fact, I came close to pulling the trigger on a K-1.

The technology moves fast in the digital world.
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New M3 in the house. Easily and quickly set up as my preamp with the network input (While it is working as a ROON endpoint, it shows as “uncertified” by ROON)

Sounds great out of the box. Lots of detail in the music. I will let it run for the week and see how it may change.

It is a small unit. Lots of room in my rack now.
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New M3 in the house. Easily and quickly set up as my preamp with the network input (While it is working as a ROON endpoint, it shows as “uncertified” by ROON)

Sounds great out of the box. Lots of detail in the music. I will let it run for the week and see how it may change.

It is a small unit. Lots of room in my rack now.
Congratulations!
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New M3 in the house. Easily and quickly set up as my preamp with the network input (While it is working as a ROON endpoint, it shows as “uncertified” by ROON)

Sounds great out of the box. Lots of detail in the music. I will let it run for the week and see how it may change.

It is a small unit. Lots of room in my rack now.
Well done! Enjoy.
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New M3 in the house. Easily and quickly set up as my preamp with the network input (While it is working as a ROON endpoint, it shows as “uncertified” by ROON)

Sounds great out of the box. Lots of detail in the music. I will let it run for the week and see how it may change.

It is a small unit. Lots of room in my rack now.
Hey Craig,
I noticed the M21 listed in your signature. Did you upgrade from the M3? If so, that was fast and wondering why!
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:22 PM
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Hi Dave, Yes I moved through the M3 in a few weeks. After hearing the M1SE and M3 in my room and speaking with the dealer about the signatures of the family, I decided to move to the M21.

I wanted the extra power supplies, higher build quality and the ladder DAC.
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Hi Dave, Yes I moved through the M3 in a few weeks. After hearing the M1SE and M3 in my room and speaking with the dealer about the signatures of the family, I decided to move to the M21.

I wanted the extra power supplies, higher build quality and the ladder DAC.
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