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By jac the potato
First post and Im sooooo excited!
A bit about me. I used to be really into Hifi up until about 15 years ago but kids, career and life got me side tracked. So I have about 15 years of catching to do. I have been reading this forum and watching heaps of youtube in the last 2 months in order to catch up. Although its been invaluable, experience is often the best teacher.
I have a dilemma. I like the convenience of integrated, but would always go for sound quality over all other criteria.
Im thinking of upgrading my lower end old NAD power amp and Rotel pre-amp.
There is a great looking Auralic Polaris for sale which is a great all in one solution imo.
The alternative might be Schiit Vidar, Schiit Freya with Schiit Modi 3 (which I have). The Schiit Modi 3 is pretty good but nothing amazing in my experience compared to whats in my old Rotel pre. Is Schiit over hyped or am I expecting too much for a cheap component?
Does anyone have any experience with comparing something like the Auralic Polaris to something like the Schiit pre/power amp?
Can a Schiit Vidar/Freya/Modi compete with the Auralic in sound quality?
The Auralic would most probably have a much better DAC than the Schiit Modi 3 I guess, but what would it be comparable too?
Are amplifier Class A/B (Schiit) vs Class D (Auralic etc) sound signatures relevant?
Im looking for smooth highs (not to forward) and plenty slam in the bass.
The amplifier is to drive some Martin Logan Motion 35x and / or Monitor Audio Silver 8 Floor stand speaker. I may change to Buchardt s400 / Kef R3 in the future.
Source will be streaming TIDAL.
So many questions I know but it would be great if some one could guide me.
Thanks a lot
Item: Mytek Brooklyn DAC+
Location: Brisbane - Free express insured post AUS wide
Price: $2699 offers considered
Item Condition: Presents as new - 27/8/19
Reason for selling: NLR - upgraded (I hope!) to Auralic/Luxman combo
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal
Mytek Brooklyn DAC+
“As new” Condition
Bought AUS store 27/8/19
Designed in New York
The only reasonably priced high end DAC with MQA hardware decoder needed to hear full original resolution of Tidal Masters
Brooklyn DAC+ is primarily reference USB2 DAC, but also line and phono analog preamplifier and a reference headphone amplifier. It integrates digital and vinyl hi-res playback for reference listening on headphones and speakers. All integrated functions are of the premium grade. Both phono preamplifier as well as a headphone amplifier are of the highest quality, they challenge dedicated units costing thousands of $$.
Brooklyn DAC+ was launched at RMAF 2017 in October 2017 and is now shipping. It replaces Brooklyn DAC which has now been discontinued.
Brooklyn DAC+ features the following improvements as compared to Brooklyn DAC:
- Sabre 9028 Pro chipset ( 9018 in older model)
- Higher grade, more transparent and less noisy analog attenuator circuit.
- Improved analog input performance
- Improved Phono Stage transparency
- Improved Headphone Amp sound (more detail, more definition)
- Dual mono analog path
CONVERSION: up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD
up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range
MQA HI-RES DECODER: built in certified hardware
DIGITAL INPUTS: USB2 Class2 (OSX, Linux driverless,
all formats), AES/EBU (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), Toslink/ADAT 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), SDIF3 DSD up to DSD256
CLOCK: “Mytek Femtoclock Generator™” 0.82ps internal jitter, Wordclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation,
includes mch DSD)
ANALOG OUTPUTS: RCA, balanced XLR, simultaneous,
50 Ohm impedance
HEADPHONE OUTPUTS: Reference High Current,
High transient Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts,
dual headphone jacks, designed to drive hard to
BUILT-IN ATTENUATOR: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator, separate for main out and head- phones,
1dB step digital 32 bit attenuator and purist relay bypass.
BUILT-IN ANALOG PREAMP: Line level input or
Phono M/M, M/C input, relay controlled.
AUDIO INTERFACE FUNCTION: All digital inputs can
be routed into computer via USB2. Allows connection
of external digital sources such as CD Players and
REMOTE: Included, universal remote capable
FIRMWARE: Upgradable via USB Control panel
WORLDWIDE POWER SUPPLY
OPTIONAL DC/BATTERY POWER INPUT: 12VDC
WEIGHT: 4lbs, 2kg
WARRANTY: 2 years
Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
Item: Cambridge Audio CXN V1 Silver
Price: $850 plus postage
Item Condition: mint, still in 7 months warranty
Reason for selling: too many streamers
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
I am selling a Network streamer DAC Cambridge Audio CXN in excellent condition, as new, used 5 months, Product of the Year, Awards 2016 from WHAT HIFI
Comes with all original packaging inc unused remote control. Happy to ship if need at the buyers expense. Thanks