SMSL M8A DAC listed at $179.99 for 3 more days

Discussion in 'DACs' started by Poultrygeist, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Poultrygeist

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  2. RobRoy

    RobRoy It's just stuff - but fun

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    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.
     
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  4. Poultrygeist

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    What's a DAC recorder?
     
  5. Raynald

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    DAT?
     
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  6. dewdude

    dewdude I fix stuff.

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    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.
     
  7. gvl

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    Too many good DACs, can't have them all. Sigh.
     
  8. RobRoy

    RobRoy It's just stuff - but fun

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    I'm sitting here in a DAC thread and thinking DAT.

    Never mind. :(
     
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  9. dewdude

    dewdude I fix stuff.

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    HAHAHA. If I ever found a working DAT recorder I'd get one just for the novelty.

    That and I like watching tape move.
     
  10. Raynald

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    $179.99 would be a pretty good price for a new R-DAT!
     
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  12. Poultrygeist

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    The drop ends tomorrow.
     
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  13. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    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.
     
  14. LexDM3

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    And I just grabbed one. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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  16. E.Auer

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    AK4390EF chip. Probably sounds good, but isn't it a little on the expensive side?

    A lot of competition in the $90 - $150 range.

    Eric
     
  17. Poultrygeist

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  18. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    Nice price.
     
  19. mjw21a

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    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
     
  20. sempai

    sempai ak member & humane being

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    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.
    $199!
    Ridiculous.

    art

    Edit: My wife will be getting a nice 5v linear power supply from Santa this year. Christmas shopping done.
     
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