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Old 8th June 2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Looking for a vintage, classic dac. I have my eyes on an Arcam Black Box 1 and a Cambridge Dac Magic 2 mkII. Dac will work with a NAD 3120 amp and Wharfedale Diamond II speakers. Thank you for any opinions.
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Old 10th June 2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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a good vintage DAC is the model DacMagic from Cambridge Audio (450 euros at those days). Not the currently model with the same naming about
but the model launched 1995 (output filter stage with Burr-Brown OPA2604 and DAC-IC TDA1305) go to
DacMagic II failure
ebay auction item No 390604901487

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Old 10th June 2013, 01:05 PM   #3
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Eventually I bought the Arcam Black Box. Better chip (classic TDA1541A, TDA1305 is a bitstream dac) and discret class A analogue output. Waiting for the parcel
Anyway thank you for your suggestions and links, very informative reading. Next hunt will be for a good budget transport.

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