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Accuphase DAC 50 or External DAC

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Hi

Anyone Experienced Accuphase Dac 50 ? Or External Dac is more better? Planning a Dac for my Accuphase E-470. But no idea how it’s performance.

please share your experience, thank U

regards

PG

 

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Every Accuphase DAC I have heard is very good IMO.  I would go for it and be happy.

 

Is it better than a separate dac for the same money (You also need cables) ?   Hard to say. You can certainly get more features on some external dacs for the same price.  But do you need said features?   Ultimately depends on your ears and the only way to tell would be to try yourself.  You will certainly get lots of different suggestions for alternatives.  What price are you looking at for the DAC50?

 

 

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Smart money is buy the best you can afford. When you sell the Accuphase, just because it has a dac card,does not mean you will get more money. Separates are beneficial for this reason,

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Try the Denafrips range to see if you prefer R2R ladder style dac available in Victoria great match with Accuphase and Luxman has balanced connections

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On 18/09/2019 at 1:57 PM, Pradeep said:

Hi

Anyone Experienced Accuphase Dac 50 ? Or External Dac is more better? Planning a Dac for my Accuphase E-470. But no idea how it’s performance.

please share your experience, thank U

regards

PG

 

Hi,

I have e-470 with the DAC-40 board which was used for watching movies only. I also had a standalone tube DAC and was quite happy with it until I upgraded my speakers (PMC IB2SE). With the new speakers the shortcomings of the external DAC became so evident that I stopped using it and got back to my on board DAC-40 which sounds more organic and natural. I think that using components from the same manufacturer makes more sense as they are designed to work together. I was so surprised by the sound quality of DAC-40 that I decided to upgrade it to DAC-50.

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Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Recently I purchased a Dedicated Dac

for my Accuphase  E 470. Which is Denafrips Ares II.  Providing clean crispy sounding !! Overall it’s very good.  Now I am saving for Tannoy Turnberry GR, Hope it will be a nice combo :)

 

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