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Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
I felt the exact same as you. As I wrote about it earlier and was kind of the reason I started this thread. There is nothing subtle or even remotely close about these two DACS. It took a 100 hours or so for the M1 to start changing / improving and... 
Lampizator question
Big7 $13000 DAC and now can buy in high 6's... If it you got the money then why not.. 
Bricasti M1 USB
I had a chance to listen to the Lampi Big7 and the Bricasti M1. i really liked the Big7 a lot but thought the M1 was better... 
PS Audio PWD MkII vs W4S DAC2
Owned them both. I found the MKII was much better... 
Lampizator question
I think it speaks to their pretty-greedy business model.I am not speaking out of school here either but rather speaking what is obvious for everyone to see. I am surprised I have not heard more criticism from the loyal Lampi owners. This approach ... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Hey EssentialaudioThanks so much !!! I had no idea about this brand new review.It looks like it's just a couple days old or so from March 2015 and its a must read IMO.For my fellow Agon comrades that may not have the time or inclination to read th... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Ricred1 has a real well designed amp from a great and very well respected designer. Both are spec'd well within each others optimal performance envelopes. I agree that hearing is Always best and the safest but much harder to do these days than bef... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Guys a point about the transport I wanted share. I went with the recommendation that I got on this thread that improving the transport will provide a huge upgrade and can sometimes be as important or in some cases more important than the DAC. Well... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Hey Jon2020If you have read the tread through as I think a lot of the DS folks have you will see I have spoke to how great the DS is and how much I loved it. These DS fans are awesome as I was a card caring one myself for a long time going from th... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Hey Guys,I have been super busy at work and have not had a lot time to write but my M1 is starting to break in real nicely an it keeps getting better and better. I promise when I get some time I will get to the proper analysis of the 2 DACS like I... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Hi Sabai,Those Synergistic Research cables actually are not old all as they are current models so def not old but they are only used to both run my computer ($600 retail cable that goes from my PC to PS Audio Power Plant Premier ac re-generator an... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Ricred1 your statements here are utterly inaccurate "Yes, the M1 is better, but to my ears to say now that the Directstream is a piece a junk is laughable."I never ever said the DirectStream was a piece of junk anywhere at anytime ever. Read this ... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
All good points but really this DAC was supposed to change the digital world. An outside the box design that no one can touch at under $20k. I really liked the DAC but the MKII was a $3999 not a $6k DAC and this DAC was supposed to really compete ... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Guys when I started this thread I had a system that I have quite a few years and dollars into developing and I have been quite happy with it other than a little jaddedness that inevitably seeps in here and there. One of my favorite pieces was the ... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
OK guys, lets stir the pot here a bit...I think to criticize the RESALE and/or rather currently heavily advertised discounts on a NEW or DEALER DEMO PS Audio DirectStream DAC is a “VERY” valid point and this really deserves to be talked about and ...