Previous Wavelength Cosecant/Cosine Owners

Those of you who have owned a Cosecant or Cosine with the Transcendental module -- what did you upgrade to, and what did you get out the change? What do you miss?

Showing 1 response by aboyer

That's interesting. The Paradisea and the Transcendental module are engineered with the same philosophy, so if you found the former more natural, you may have had the 24/96 Numerator (that's what he ships them with stock... the 16/44 Transcendental is the same price, but you have to ask for it). Earlier this year, I got a Cosine w/volume control (which shares the Cosecant analog section) for far less than I think I should have, and matched it with a Firestone Bravo DSP stack and Acoustic Zen MC^2 cable to make a NOS USB converter of my own. It's spendier than a Paradisea, but lets me cut out the preamp, which for this system (Joule/Merlin) is itself several times the cost of the source components.

I ask because it's good. Really good. Good enough that I'm concerned that switching it out for anything would be a sidegrade rather than a strict upgrade. I spent so little on it that I can't help but think I'm crazy to think this, but I'm listening to it on the audio equivalent of a scanning electron microscope. There's nowhere for it to hide.

Seems we had similar reactions to filterless digital.