Now's the time for a Sonneteer DAC ?!

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Alco

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Now's the time for a Sonneteer DAC ?!
« on: 24 Jul 2014, 06:27 am »
Hello Haider and all Sonneteer enthusiasts,

First, I'd like to apologize if this has been mentioned by me before. (somehow I think I did, I just don't recall when/where)

In this age of multiple digital sources (despite the vinyl revival that's been blooming for some years now), where streaming products seem to become the successor of the good ol' CD-player, I think that a good quality stand-alone DAC would be very welcome for many people.

Obviously, there are plenty of great DAC's to choose from, but still... no Sonneteer.
I know Sonneteer once had a DAC, called the Dryden, which I think was more or less build around the dac section of the wonderful Byron CD-player. (if memory serves me well)

So,...just wondering... wouldn't it be a good time to come up with a new Sonneteer DAC, mkII ?  :)

Kind regards,
Alco

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Re: Now's the time for a Sonneteer DAC ?!
« Reply #1 on: 15 Dec 2014, 01:44 pm »
mmmmmmay be ;-)

Things are brewing. can't say exactly how we will skin this cat yet but we will keep everyone posted.

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Alco

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Re: Now's the time for a Sonneteer DAC ?!
« Reply #2 on: 28 Feb 2015, 11:45 am »
This morning I was doing some daydreaming and just tried to turn it into something more visual.

As I mentioned earlier I think it would be very nice and logical to add a Sonneteer DAC to the program, but...
Wouldn't it also be nice (perhaps even nicer) to have a Sonneteer streaming device ? (obvously in the classic casework)

I was thinking something like this, where most functions would be accessible through an Android/IOS control app:

(it might never see the day of light, but o well... it's always nice to have some wishes and dreams, eh)  :wink:

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Re: Now's the time for a Sonneteer DAC ?!
« Reply #3 on: 28 Feb 2015, 12:55 pm »
Beautiful. But why do you need a display? ;-)


Patience my boy

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Alco

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Re: Now's the time for a Sonneteer DAC ?!
« Reply #4 on: 28 Feb 2015, 05:57 pm »
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Beautiful. But why do you need a display?
Well, actually... I don't really need a display, (or physical buttons for that matter) as most (if not all) functions are much more comfortable to control from the display of an Iphone/pod/pad, tablet, but... perhaps for those who'd also like to be able to control it by a good ol' IR remote.
(phone/tablet battery's run empty quite fast, so when they have to be reloaded again, one could still operate the unit with an iR remote)

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Patience my boy
I'm doing my best Haider. Mostly, patience and me don't get along too well though.  :wink:
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Roman

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Re: Now's the time for a Sonneteer DAC ?!
« Reply #5 on: 19 Dec 2015, 09:26 pm »
Maybe DAC with a headphone amplifier?  :wink:

Roman

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Re: Now's the time for a Sonneteer DAC ?!
« Reply #6 on: 4 Jan 2016, 01:48 pm »
Maybe..who knows?!

:-)

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