I am not ready to break my Piggy Bank to buy it.
But it sounded good enough to justify its price to people who can afford it.
Somehow no response from Audiogon members.
But I got more response from other forum.
I am having lot of fun in Korea listening to several high end and vintage systems not available in Seattle area.
Way out of my price ranges, so of limited interest to those of us who don’t have the ability to audition the stuff.
I also don’t really know how to respond when people compare digital to vinyl. Regardless of the cost, all vinyl rigs have inherently limited dynamic range compared with digital, so people who prefer
vinyl to digital have that preference based on non musical factors. I would have been more interested if you had compared the DAC to a dCS stack...
The MSB Select II dac is very good by all accounts, though i've only heard the MSB Reference dac so I couldn't specifically comment. MSB sounds natural and very smooth. The most analogue sounding transport/dac i've ever heard however is the APL Hifi DTR-MR transport & DSD-MR tube dac. That is the best sounding digital i've ever heard.
Steve Hoffman Forum is the LAST place I would seek advice on High End Audio. 90% of the people on that board think PS AUDIO and Parasound are as good as it gets. Audiogon, AudioShark, Audioaficiondo sites are some of the best places to ask....but still a limited number of people own stuff in that price range.