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Old 12-20-2012, 12:26 AM
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Dan, do you think I would be better using my ps audio pwd instead of my oppo 103's internal dac for 2CH? I never considered it before your review but ow I'm thinking it might be the way to go.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:35 AM
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Dan, congrats on a very fine job.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:36 AM
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Dan, do you think I would be better using my ps audio pwd instead of my oppo 103's internal dac for 2CH? I never considered it before your review but ow I'm thinking it might be the way to go.
Derek.......Listen to them both and let your ears decide.

This is the wrong thread for that discussion anyway. Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:40 AM
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Thanks Dan, a thorough and well-written review. I felt as if I were sitting in the chair next to yours during the listening test.
US Blues.......Much appreciated. It pleases me that I am able to convey the essence of my experience for others to enjoy.
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STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Shunyata Sigma spdif digital cable, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell HR Power Supply, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Wireworld, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC75 (2), MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Shunyata Sigma USB cable, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:40 AM
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I salute you! I can tell you had fun with the shootout. Job very well done!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:43 AM
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Great review and history lesson. I'm a bit surprised about the remote, I thought it would be a strong point with the leather. For me, all that matters is the USB so I hope you you can compare the upgraded MCD1100.

Also, you might steer clear of "bountiful load" in future reviews, sounds like one of my wife's books
Derek.......When you write a review, you can pick your very own adjectives.

I considered "bodacious load" but decided against it.
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STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Shunyata Sigma spdif digital cable, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell HR Power Supply, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Wireworld, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC75 (2), MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Shunyata Sigma USB cable, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
VINTAGE - McIntosh MA230, Tandberg 3011A tuner, Olive 04HD, Sony DTC-59ES DAT, McIntosh 4300V, JBL 4312A

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Dan - another terrific review! Thank you! Ivan - thank you for making this even possible. Terrific! Two big thumbs up!
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Derek.......When you write a review, you can pick your very own adjectives.
. I don't think my reviews would be very interesting, ill leave it to the professionals

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:09 AM
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Dan: newfound respect.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:19 AM
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Dan, great review. Thanks for you efforts and honesty.
Scott.......Thank you. I have to tell it like I hear it. I still love McIntosh, but I have a new found respect for Esoteric.
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STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Shunyata Sigma spdif digital cable, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell HR Power Supply, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Wireworld, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC75 (2), MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Shunyata Sigma USB cable, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
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