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Kumar442244

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Hello all,

Looking for a decent dac with coax and usb and optical (good to have) within the modest budget not exceeding 5k.
Device to be connected is warm sounding nad amp. I am looking for something which has neutral to slightly bright sound signature.
Kindly lemme know.
 

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Kumar442244

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Thanks Saheb. But i am looking for coax as well.
Dear FM, please let me know if you have anything relevant.
 

drkrack

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I have a SMSL Sanskrit 6th Edn DAC (less than 1yr old) , Needs some service as it has developed some clicks and Pops , You may need to find a service engineer at Bangalore, Will be available at 50% of your budget, let me know if interested.
 

Kumar442244

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Hello drkrack,

Good to hear from you.

When u say it has some clicks and pops, do u mean that it's not in working condition?
Can u plz post some pics?
 

drkrack

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it is in working condition it produces some clicks and pops during playback., PM your number . I will forward the video .
I mailed SMSL, they want it to be sent back to China, our FM @Fantastic suggested a technician in Bengaluru (when he had similar issue) , who can rectify it by changing a transistor I guess, ( I am may not be Technically correct, it could be a capacitor also), I dont stay in bangalore , See if it works out for you.
 

Kumar442244

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it is in working condition it produces some clicks and pops during playback., PM your number . I will forward the video .
I mailed SMSL, they want it to be sent back to China, our FM @Fantastic suggested a technician in Bengaluru (when he had similar issue) , who can rectify it by changing a transistor I guess, ( I am may not be Technically correct, it could be a capacitor also), I dont stay in bangalore , See if it works out for you.

Sent u a pm.
 

rajkr100

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I have Acoustic Portrait Swara Dac. Purchased in Aug-2017 for Rs. 21500/- still in warranty pm me if you are interested. it has been hardly used. (almost 10 - 15 hours) want to sell @ 19000/-.
 

Kumar442244

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I have Acoustic Portrait Swara Dac. Purchased in Aug-2017 for Rs. 21500/- still in warranty pm me if you are interested. it has been hardly used. (almost 10 - 15 hours) want to sell @ 19000/-.
Hey Raj,

M sure it's a wonderful equipment but I don't have that kind of budget currently and hence will have to let it go.
 

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If you do not mind me saying this, a DAC at that budget mostly is a waste of money, it is an essential component for a digital setup and value for money options are almost non-existent at lower budgets. In my opinion it is wise to save money and buy a Schiit Modi Uber or similar option.

For quite a while I actually used a Fiio headphone amp - DAC connected through USB, a good device on its own right and better than using onboard computer audio, you will get definite improvements but further along the journey you will realize how much more worthwhile something like a Schiit is.
 

Kumar442244

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If you do not mind me saying this, a DAC at that budget mostly is a waste of money, it is an essential component for a digital setup and value for money options are almost non-existent at lower budgets. In my opinion it is wise to save money and buy a Schiit Modi Uber or similar option.

For quite a while I actually used a Fiio headphone amp - DAC connected through USB, a good device on its own right and better than using onboard computer audio, you will get definite improvements but further along the journey you will realize how much more worthwhile something like a Schiit is.

I completely agree shibashish and hence I have currently hold on to the thought of a DAC and planning to buy cambridge audio dacmagic 100 or Shiit in coming months.
 

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Will you be interested in Modi Uber DAC 2? It has all the inputs you need but price will be little higher. PM me if interested.
 

Kumar442244

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Will you be interested in Modi Uber DAC 2? It has all the inputs you need but price will be little higher. PM me if interested.
Thx Vinay.

Could you please pm me the details like age, functionality rating, ownership history and price along with pic if possible?
 
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