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Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Just over a week with the DDP-2. The DAC is really really good. Tons of space between instruments which makes it easy to pick up nuances previously unnoticed in songs. Not as much midrange punch and warmth as I would like but the neutrality across... 
Will we now see "Borophene" cables?
Clorophene? More like borophene.... 
MHDT or Border Patrol
Thanks. That does bode well if they are that responsive and helpful to issues.  Perhaps some of the other owners were not as willing to reach out to the manufacturer.  Hard to know. 
MHDT or Border Patrol
I've been reading more about the MHDT DACs in forums all over and one theme keeps popping up.  Time and time again, I see owners saying the reliability has not been great from boards going bad, to tubes dying quickly, to inputs not functioning any... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Weeeeelll shoot.  I just had an a-ha moment with this DAC. One of my test songs that I know backward and forward sounded pretty damn awesome. You may laugh but it’s Gordon Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind. I’ve always loved the layering of th... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Still getting a bit smoother day by day. Voices are standing out nicely now. Listening to some Fleet Foxes and it’s sounding much more natural than day one with a little more separation in between layers of the songs. Still a bit of not-broken-in ... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
I've not been able to figure out how to connect to the device for files on the network that aren't on Roon.  There is a very limited web interface for the device that lets you rename it, update firmware, set bluetooth discoverability, etc. but no ... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Update: got the IP address figured out and got Airplay up and running. Then a firmware update unlocked Spotify connect which sounds noticeably better than Airplay.  So far, I’m noticing much more rounded bass presentation with more authority and d... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
I bit the bullet on trying out a DDP-2 in home.  I'll circle back and let you know how it turns out.I'm using a Parasound ZDAC right now, which is fine and sounds good, but it's developed a transformer hum which spurred me into jumping on a replac... 
How Good Is The DAC in An Opportunity UDP-205?
Only issue is the remaining Oppo units are going for three times the original price since they are out of production. Expect to pay $3k 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
I’m getting close to just trying one out from a place with a good return policy. Waiting for a job offer to either happen or not happen. If it does, I’ll have some extra disposable income.  
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Agreed.  I have to hope they spent the money on the inside cause lord knows they didn't spend it on the outside.  From what I've read so far, it sounds like they combined the previously separate DC power supply inside the box as well as the separa... 
MHDT or Border Patrol
Thanks.  Reached out last night and it sounds like they have tested it with Android devices with success but no iOS devices.  Though I assume that bodes well for iOS and other such lower power USB devices, they said they would test an iPhone soon ... 
MHDT or Border Patrol
I've been mulling over the Border Patrol for a few weeks and considering its merits against an iFi DSD Pro which seems to get great reviews for its sound, has tons of filters and sound adjustments to fine tune to your taste, and incorporates a tub...