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hop333 14th November 2012 10:27 AM

any experience with this ES9023 DAC kit?
I am currently in the market for a modern DAC to replace my Meridian 203 and allow higher sampling rates and 24-bit. The ESS9023 seems to be a highly favoured DAC amongst many knowledgeable people.

I am tempted to join the Jean-Paul/Subbu group buy and build their design, but I'm not confident about my SM component soldering skills. However, this option has recently popped up on the internet. It also has my preferred input options of switched coax and optical. Anyone here have experience of listening to and/or measuring this unit?


tubo 14th November 2012 11:02 AM

Im also contemplating on ordering this one and im also waiting for the subbu dac group buy. Hope someone has already tried this one and could share their thoughts..

voxxonline 14th November 2012 12:25 PM

I am not expert in dacs , but think it is worth waiting for Subbu. If you are not too confident in SMD- guys offered help there to solder small parts.

qusp 14th November 2012 12:35 PM

CS8416 is a much worse spdif receiver than the WM8804/5 in the subbu

hop333 14th November 2012 01:03 PM

what impact will the use of CS8416 have on performance?

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