And, as I understand it, Sony fixed the next version of Playstation so you
couldn't rip SACD with it. Besides Channel, there are a few other outlets
providing legitimate DSD downloads, but I think the market can be considered
nascent at this time. There are, however, a growing number of dacs that
support DSD conversion.
Of small US companies, Mytek beat Benchmark to market with a DSD compatible
dac. They have been rivals for some years; a small NYC company vying with a
small Syracuse NY company. Once an important center of high-tech research
and manufacturing (all of the original color television picture tubes were
made in the GE plant in Syracuse), Benchmark is the only producer of
finished electronic products I know of in my old home town. It's one of the
rustiest of the infamous American rust-belt.
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Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 2:00 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original packaging
Sacd players do not have a digital out of DSD by design. There are no DSD
burners either. The idea behind it was so that there will be no way of
ripping the files and sharing them. Another dumb idea from the folks who
haven't realized yet a few things about computers.
Sent from my ringing donkey
On 2 бреб 2012, at 01:28, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I don't see what that does different from the DAC1Pre. Where can you get
something that streams DSD? SACD players don't, do they?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original
packaging and manual
>> Tom, did you see that they've released a DAC2? Drool, drool, want!
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
>> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:12 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original packaging
>> For sale, an excellent condition, unscuffed and perfectly working
>> DAC1. Just like this one
>> that recently sold on eBay:
>> Except this one comes with the original box and manual. Also included is
>> BNC-to-RCA adapter for
>> the coaxial SPDIF input.
>> $575 with free shipping to USA addresses.
>> Ping off-list if interested.
>> -- Tom Fine