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Roby wrote:

Damn

You know I'm more a cdp man an yes at this point I have 3 in mind but only tried out 1 who was beautifful (the electrocompagniet).

But as I'm openminded I think I went with Alex to the first Linn pressentation....I had two words aftherwards "NOT CONVINCED"

In case the Linn doesn't work out (which it will - with the right demo), another brilliant CDP I've come across that's worth bearing in mind, is the EAR Acute 111 (with Dac): http://www.stoneaudio.co.uk/?product=ear+acute+iii+valve+cd+player+with+...

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In case the Linn doesn't work out (which it will - with the right demo), another brilliant CDP I've come across that's worth bearing in mind, is the EAR Acute 111 (with Dac): http://www.stoneaudio.co.uk/?product=ear+acute+iii+valve+cd+player+with+...

Your link didn't work.

Try this...

clicky

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CnoEvil wrote:
In case the Linn doesn't work out (which it will - with the right demo), another brilliant CDP I've come across that's worth bearing in mind, is the EAR Acute 111 (with Dac): http://www.stoneaudio.co.uk/?product=ear+acute+iii+valve+cd+player+with+...

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clicky

Thank you....I usually check it, but didn't for some reason.

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chebby wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:
In case the Linn doesn't work out (which it will - with the right demo), another brilliant CDP I've come across that's worth bearing in mind, is the EAR Acute 111 (with Dac): http://www.stoneaudio.co.uk/?product=ear+acute+iii+valve+cd+player+with+...

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Thank you....I usually check it, but didn't for some reason.

Which are all in stock at Francis'  beauty, eh

There is also a nice deal on an ex-demo model, silver though  party time!

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Thank's I know I can home demo that Francis Have one in stock Wink

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I want the black one twisted

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Which are all in stock at Francis'  beauty, eh

There is also a nice deal on an ex-demo model, silver though  party time!

You and Rob are a pair of jammie b@sterd$ with the kit that you have access to! Cool

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CnoEvil wrote:

In case the Linn doesn't work out (which it will - with the right demo), another brilliant CDP I've come across that's worth bearing in mind, is the EAR Acute 111 (with Dac).

Hi Cno,

When you say: a CDP with DAC, do you mean it's a transport + DAC, or can it be used as a DAC for other sources (i.e. does it have digital inputs)? Can't find the info right away on tinternet...

That's what holds me back from the Linn-route, at the moment: if you want a DS with a digital in, you need a DSM, with integrated pre+power amp (which I won't need)  banging head against wall . Unless I misunderstand? puzzled

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Hi Cno,

When you say: a CDP with DAC, do you mean it's a transport + DAC, or can it be used as a DAC for other sources (i.e. does it have digital inputs)? Can't find the info right away on tinternet...

That's what holds me back from the Linn-route, at the moment: if you want a DS with a digital in, you need a DSM, with integrated pre+power amp (which I won't need)  banging head against wall . Unless I misunderstand? puzzled

I have not seen this CDP, but have huge respect for the brand, and when I came across it, threw it into the mix.... Roby's link should answer your question.

With regard to the Linn DS.....you are correct.

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Cno

now you made me courious....

....... shifty

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EAR makes one of the most musical sounding equipment around. The phonostage I have is ubnbelievable (with tubes also) so I wounldn't expect the CD player to be any worse than that! 

 

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acalex wrote:

Which are all in stock at Francis'  beauty, eh

There is also a nice deal on an ex-demo model, silver though  party time!

You and Rob are a pair of jammie b@sterd$ with the kit that you have access to! Cool

So come and stay for a week, Francis wouldn't mind some company and he will let you ear whatever you want Wink

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Cno

now you made me courious....

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue54/ear_acute.htm

Now, that is positive feedback, indeed! Added to list! typing away

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So come and stay for a week, Francis wouldn't mind some company and he will let you ear whatever you want Wink

"'Ear we go", will be my New Year's resolution.  rockin out

pray

Cno

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