Discussion in 'DACs' started by Poultrygeist, Sep 18, 2017.
I'd get a DAC recorder for the same reason I'd get an 8 track recorder or a wax cylinder player. They are music reproduction oddities that would fill out my "museum" nicely.
The SMSL iDea dac/amp is also going for $69.99
What's a DAC recorder?
I think he's just confused as to what it actually is and added "recorder" on there the same way moms of my generation called every video game system "nintendo" or "atari"...either out of confusion or just to be condescending.
I'd also like to ask him if he thinks these things are on the same level of a 8-track player or wax cylinder....then what does he expect people to play music back on the PC with. He might be one of those people who thinks playing music back on a PC is just stupid...which is his right...but why come and drop the acid in our pool? They're not even oddities...they're valid pieces of audio components that have been well established and existed for years. Sure...there are more of them now...but they're far from oddities.
Too many good DACs, can't have them all. Sigh.
I'm sitting here in a DAC thread and thinking DAT.
HAHAHA. If I ever found a working DAT recorder I'd get one just for the novelty.
That and I like watching tape move.
$179.99 would be a pretty good price for a new R-DAT!
It's back up and listed at $179 with free shipping
The drop ends tomorrow.
I have an M8 - well worth getting and great price. Nice and small DAC that sounds better that many 1000 dollar DACs out there. Both the M8 and M8a have reclocking built in.
And I just grabbed one. Thanks for the heads up.
Now it's sibling the SMSL M6 is on sale for $134. I've read good things about it. Any owners out there?
AK4390EF chip. Probably sounds good, but isn't it a little on the expensive side?
A lot of competition in the $90 - $150 range.
The M8A is now trending to $179.
Maybe, though it's a known fantastic performer. I find the S.M.S.L M8 to get quite a similar level of performance to my far more expensive Gustard DAC-X12.... Not quite as good though very close
I bought an M8a for my son as a Christmas present.
Had to put it into my system just be sure it was fully operational.
I was knocked out.
Even with the cheesy switching power supply it sounded great.
So I ordered another one for myself.
It will replacing an Oppo BDP-105.
Missed the massdrop on the M8a and am kicking myself over it.
At full retail this DAC is a massive bargain.
But I did scoop up a set of Sennheiser 6XX headphones on massdrop for my daughter.
Edit: My wife will be getting a nice 5v linear power supply from Santa this year. Christmas shopping done.
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