You are here

Log in or register to post comments
ss2625
ss2625's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 7 months ago
Joined: Apr 25 2012 - 7:09am
which cd player or dac with conrad johnson and thiels?

Hey guys, i am totally at a loss to what i should be getting, so im hoping you can help!

right now i have a pv11 preamp and mv52 amp (both conrad johnsons) and thiel cs3.5 speakers.

i used to have a madrigal proceed pcd-2 that i used as a transport and dac until it recently died on me.

i am looking to get a standalone dac or a cd+dac transport.

i have an old denon transport (ud-m3) that i can= hook up with a dac.

currently im looking at audiolabs 8200cd as a cd+dac.

for a standalone dac im looking at rDac, m1-dac, and m-dac, stello da100.

what do you think i would be better off with? the 8200cd or a dac to hook up with my denon transport?

please consider my aging gear and what matches them! :D

jackfish
jackfish's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 1 month ago
Joined: Dec 19 2005 - 2:42pm
Audiolabs 8200CD

is a pretty nice unit. But I might wait for the Schiit Gungnir DAC and use the Denon until I made a transport upgrade. That Denon has digital outputs?

ss2625
ss2625's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 7 months ago
Joined: Apr 25 2012 - 7:09am
yup, the denon has digital

yup, the denon has digital outputs.

what makes the Schiit Gungnir DAC better than say, the m1-dac or the m-dac, especially since it isnt released yet?

commsysman
commsysman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 hours 25 min ago
Joined: Apr 4 2006 - 11:33am
CD PLAYER

I have a spare Theta ProBasic 2 with balanced (and unbalanced) outputs that I would let you have for $500, if that would be of any help.. It is an excellent DAC that you could use with your transport. It has 3 coaxial digital inputs (originally cost $2200). I have mainly used it over the years with a Yamaha 5-disc player as a transport, which works well.

I currently use the OPPO BDP-95, wich I think is the best-sounding CD/SACD player for under $8000. It is better than my Ayre C5xe/MP, which i paid $6000 for and WAS the best-sounding unit on the market IMO until the BDP-95 came along.

 

ss2625 wrote:

Hey guys, i am totally at a loss to what i should be getting, so im hoping you can help!

right now i have a pv11 preamp and mv52 amp (both conrad johnsons) and thiel cs3.5 speakers.

i used to have a madrigal proceed pcd-2 that i used as a transport and dac until it recently died on me.

i am looking to get a standalone dac or a cd+dac transport.

i have an old denon transport (ud-m3) that i can= hook up with a dac.

currently im looking at audiolabs 8200cd as a cd+dac.

for a standalone dac im looking at rDac, m1-dac, and m-dac, stello da100.

what do you think i would be better off with? the 8200cd or a dac to hook up with my denon transport?

please consider my aging gear and what matches them! :D

  • X
    Enter your Stereophile.com username.
    Enter the password that accompanies your username.
    Loading