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Details details. When one puts all the pieces together the final result [ product] is the tell tale. So far the response overall is very positive. Jitter is important but there are many other contributing factors to great CD sound. For me when inserting a new piece in the system there is only one criteria. Does it sound better to me ? If so it stays if not it goes. Really guys don't get hung up about one issue it is the overall performance that matters.charles
Phusis, you are absolutely right, Mejias did compare the two units side by side. I felt victim to a case of cognitive disonance reacting like a fanclub member. My apologies...in fact, I would like to refer you to my thread on the CDP-8, last post may 25th, 2011, whereby, being puzzeled rather than intending being critical, I expressed a smilar concern to yours relative to the CDP-8' product specifications claims relative to the statement from Jason that they had designed the CDP-8 by ear without paying attention to actual measurements...plus further puzzelment by Wess Phillips's rave review despite the huge jitter messurements. Mejias did not condemn the first version and was ambivalent of sorts for a while comparing different attributes, at the end stating a prefference base on what subjectibly he felt pleased him the most...one would have expected to find a radical difference beyond spliting hairs between sonic attributes...this prompted me to do some searches about jitter which as you can read in my posts made me realize that jitter measurements are not such a slam dunk when it come to explain SQ....then was when I decidedd to forget any negative feelings and give to Nuforce the credit they deserve in coming out with oustanding SQ products regarding of price (i.e., became the fan club member I mentione above).If the CDP-8 sounds that good, aren't you curious to hear the new Extreme version of Nuforce's Oppo mod? In his thread about the Oppo's mods, Jason stated:"BDP-93NE, like the CDP-8, does everything right. Unlike the CDP-8, it is more "tube like" sounding. So it is a matter of taste.BDP-93NXE brings out the SOUL of the music, whatever that it is playing. A 300 year old cello will sound just like one, a soulful singer's voice will haunt you, you will cry if you hear a sad song, you feet will tap with the music. In our opinion, this is the best player we have ever heard in our lab.I personally have not been so moved by music in our demo system until I heard BDP-93NXE yesterday." That was mid of April, 2011, and by then the DAC9 was already out of the bench ready to go....so, I am definitely curious!! All the bestmunosmario
Horrible review. I mean did he like it or not? How did it sound compared to the Cd player? I did not get much out of it.
munosmario,thanks for bringing the BDP-93N(X)E players to my attention. Even though I have no use for an additional Blu-ray player(though the SACD-option would come in handy..) being that I'm using a J River 16-based HTPC with Blu-ray drive already, I've looked up on the BDP-93NXE in particular to find out whether this was the way to go as a stand-alone DAC instead of the DAC-9. Having both units for a side-by-side comparison in my own setup would've been preferable, but since this opportunity hasn't presented itself too easily I've relied in most part on the rather extensive and recent 6moons review(http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/nuforce16/1.html) of the NuForce modified Oppo players. Though an extremely favorable review, and led on by reasons attained through other factors and sources, I've come to the conclusion to go with the DAC-9, as was my initial intention, and last Friday I finally placed my order for the unit. I should receive it within 2 weeks, and then we'll see..I must add that I'm going with the DAC-9 on blind faith(i.e. I haven't yet auditioned the DAC-9), with the risk of being labled an audiophile-heretic here, but I know people who have auditioned the DAC-9 quite extensively(using largely similar equipment to mine in their remaining stereo setup, and sharing more or less my sonic preferences or, rather, ways to come about their impressions), and I trust their judgment just as I have faith in NuForce having produced a DAC that will bring me closer to the nature of music. This is no common practice of mine, buying products on blind faith, but believing myself well versed in the "sound philosophy" of NuForce and that their ongoing product developement matters, and not least the other inputs named above, this is an exception. EDIT: Stereo Times review of the DAC-9:http://www.stereotimes.com/commRN070711.shtml
Hello All,Any news about the 192k USB option,ThanksJean-Paul
The NEW MSRP of the DAC-9 with 24/192 is $1795. Should start shipping in a few days.The upgrade module to the earlier DAC-9 24/96 to 24/192 is $100.
Great news, thanks!Will the upgrade module provide a better overall sound quality(16-24 bit/44.1-96kHz) compared to the existing module?Best,M
DAC-9 192K - $1795 with USB 24/192K (asynchronous). So DAC-9 is now fully 24/192. -- Shipping Jan 19. -- DAC-9 to DAC-9 192K upgrade USB module cost $100 MSRP.
The new 24/192 module is asynchronous, which means you have to install a specific driver. There will be overall improvements including 44.1khz due to the switch to asynchronous transmission.
We will provide an URL for driver download (Windows), there is no driver on a Mac because Mac supports async. natively.Installation is without solder work, but do need to open the case (instruction can be provided).
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