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Old 07-30-2022, 06:40 PM
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Can you buy and return or resell both and do your own comparison?
Ha! I could do that!
Good idea.
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Many thanks. So it's not like because it's ten years old, it's not good. That's good.
Not in mine (and I suspect many others) opinion. I’ve seen plenty of mastering houses using 10yo converters. Some of the Lavry and Lynx DACs you see in those places are over a decade old.


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I've come upon a possible deal on a NAD M51, NAD M51 review - What Hi-Fi?



New price ten yrs ago $1500+, about $600 used now, and I can perhaps get it for $350, because of a slight display malfuction. I'll just use it as a passive DAC so the display is no bother. Coax out from my focusrite.

Any thoughts are welcome
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I've come upon a possible deal on a NAD M51, NAD M51 review - What Hi-Fi?



New price ten yrs ago $1500+, about $600 used now, and I can perhaps get it for $350, because of a slight display malfuction. I'll just use it as a passive DAC so the display is no bother. Coax out from my focusrite.

Any thoughts are welcome
I have a NAD C368 receiver in my home system with some PSB speakers and I quite like it. I haven't used it for any studio specific duties or compared it to anything, but it seems to sound good on my home system that I mainly use for OTT streaming and occasional music playback.
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Old 08-02-2022, 09:36 AM
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I have a NAD C368 receiver in my home system with some PSB speakers and I quite like it. I haven't used it for any studio specific duties or compared it to anything, but it seems to sound good on my home system that I mainly use for OTT streaming and occasional music playback.
Thanks, Scott. It seems they do make quite high-end stuff. I didn't think that before.
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Well, for anyone interested, I didn't manage to get the NAD M51, someone got there before me, and I've just dropped about $150 on a Olasonic Nano-D1. New, in the box, even though it's a model from 2013. There's very little info to be found about it, but it's designed by a well known Sony audio guy, Yoshinori Yamamoto, and it went for $5-600 a few years ago. Very basic digital-in, analog-out. Haven't heard it yet, but I'll report back.
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First impressions on the Olasonic:
Very nice. The sound is different from my Scarlett in that it sounds a bit fuller. Simply more low end, some would call it warmer. I like it, it gives more body to my Dynaudio speakers that are of the more linear, clinical type. Top end is fine as far as I can tell, and the mids, well not much to say.

I also notice some more 'punch' and solid stereo image.

I got this new in the box for $150, and it is a step up from the scarlett, which I will sell (as I no longer need inputs, for the time being) for at least as much.

Nothing wrong with the Scarlett, actually I think it sounds very good. Many will think; why bother with these cheap toys; well I don't care. I got a small upgrade in my conversion stage. For less than nothing.


Added: Looking forward to trying out sessions with higher sample rate.
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I changed my mind; It sounds pretty awesome!
More detailed, open, even "3D"ish. Wonderful highs.
And a improvement at low level listening; fuller at low level.
My Focusrite was good.
This is a step up. No question in my mind.
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