yes especially interested in any outboard DAC's including HDCD decoding + of course upsampling please. thanks!
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The EAD is such a wonderful player that I have been reluctant to play around with it. This week however I received the Chord DAC 64. So far the results are stunning. The increase in resolution is enormous & the thrill of hearing even 'ordinary-sounding' cds enhanced by the Chord quite unexpected. So far I have only ten hours or so on the unit & will be happy to discuss the combo later if anyone is interested.
Those who are in-the-know are very aware of the Ultradisk2000's capabilities & I agree why mess around with it? But if you're gonna go with an outboard DAC then isn't the U2000 kind of going to waste? I mean wouldn't any decent transport give you basically the same performance with that (xyz) DAC?
I'm taking a different approach. I just ordered a 2nd U2000 so I can experiment with some internal hotrod mod's. If I screw it up then at least I haven't completely lost my beloved player.
Of course I realize this won't be the same as the newer upsampling DAC's. I haven't checked out all the options in that regard, but if there are any new DAC's with HDCD decoding then I'm unaware of them? HDCD is very impressive IMO, enough so that I won't be without it. As for SACD? I'm just not ready to go there.
Update: I just saw a post that the Mark Levinson 360 DAC does HDCD. Need to check this out!