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sacd / dsd dac

Hi, new to Stereophile. I have a limited budget and am slowly building a system. Considering a first upgrade to be using my Marantz DV6500 as a transport and running it to a higher quality DAC. I'm sold on SACD so here are my two questions: 1)is a special DAC required to convert DSD? 2) which DACs do you recommend for orchestral / female vocals

System: Vandersteen 2CE, Marantz DV6500, Marantz SR5500, Transparent Music Wave BiWire, Transparent The Link 100 Interconnect

Kal Rubinson
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Re: sacd / dsd dac

Your player/transport will not output a digital SACD signal, so adding a DAC will only help for regular CDs.

Kal

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Re: sacd / dsd dac

Thanks so much - that's exactly what I needed to know. do you have any recommendations of good, affordable, DSD DACs available?

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Thanks so much - that's exactly what I needed to know. do you have any recommendations of good, affordable, DSD DACs available?

????? Your player cannot put out a DSD signal, so why are you asking this?

If you are really serious about this issue, you need to look at products from EMMLabs and dCS.

Kal

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