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Old 01-05-2020, 02:57 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:13 AM
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For Tidal only there is no point in investigating into a very expensive DAC. The DAC-50, I am sure, would be perfectly fine.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:31 AM
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Anyone?
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:41 AM
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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.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:08 AM
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@mblssmp2 thx for reply. Can you tell me why for TIDAL a Dac make no diffrence?
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:10 AM
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@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
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:34 AM
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@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
Accuphase does not have any streamers in their programme.
dCS Bartok is streamer and DAC in one box.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:17 AM
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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.

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Old 01-06-2020, 09:56 AM
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@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?
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:02 AM
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The DC-37 is worth the extra money as far as I'm concerned
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