This is your second post on the DAC chips in the MO DAC. The chip is one part of what goes into the dac and one part only. If it sounds good, listen to it and stop lying awake at night worrying about what the chip is.
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Well Chayro, should I be worrying? I actually have four or five posts here regarding the Metrum Octave.
In all my Metrum Octave posts I never questioned what chip is being used, merely that there was speculation by others. The body of the above post is a description of the Octave and its design goals reportedly by the designer using an also known as. He is presumably responding to past questioning of his unusual selection of an industrial chip. This is the only post were chips have been discussed.
I'm guessing the other post you're referring to is by the moder from the Head Case forum? He's simply describing his experience in changing some parts. One contributor here seems to have found some value in my sharing of the moders BNC information. In both cases my intention was to provide information that some may find interesting. Isn't the nature of internet forums to be a vehicle for information sharing?
The $768. Metrum Octave has garnered stellar reviews and has been compared sonically to other DAC's in the $5,000. plus range. So yes, Chayro, I'd love to listen to one but it seems its popularity has overwhelmed the company. I'm currently four weeks into an eight week back order.
I admit to having great enthusiasm and anticipation over this, my first DAC purchase. As such, I really don't know Dick about DAC's so thank you for sharing your DAC knowledge as well as your concern for my getting enough rest. Have a wonderful day.
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