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Old 18th March 2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Asking $999. These don't come up very often so I'm curious. Who designed this? How do they sound? Can they be modified for higher sampling rates? There's so much nonsense and magical thinking in the DAC world that I often find myself wishing that Mr. Pass and Mr. Coburn would do something in this space. I'm a vinyl lover at heart, but there's lots of good music that isn't available on LP.
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they made D1 in PL

but - your first question , probably Papa will see it
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I believe it was made while Pa was there
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All the more intriguing. I wonder how it compared to the Theta DACs of the day.
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well ....... NP found some reason to sell them ........

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Beautiful gear, but save your money for something more current.
It must be at least 11 years old. That's more than 5 life-times ago in terms of technology. There's some very good DACs for $1k out there.

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Old 20th March 2015, 05:41 PM   #7
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The Threshold DAC1 e was designed by Michael Bladelius. It can't be updated and was potted in epoxy for much of the circuitry. Buy something more modern that can be supported digital moves fast.
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Check out Schitt Audio Gungnir with USB and Uber output for $900.
Next model coming is suppose to be something special for $2k or so.
Parts are mostly US sourced and built in the US.

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For lack of a better phrase, we are “audio industry veterans.” Our two product designers come from Sumo and Theta, respectively. At Sumo, Jason Stoddard designed the following products: Polaris II, Polaris III, Andromeda III, Ulysses, Ulysses II, The Ten, The Five, Athena II, Diana, Artemis, Theorem, and Axiom. At Theta, Mike Moffat designed the Theta Pre-Amplifier, and at Theta Digital, designed the DS Pre, DS Pro, DS Pro Basic, and many other products.
Did I mention they are upgradeable? When new boards come out, you can install or have installed newer modules such as USB or output boards.
Just like a PC, as it should be.

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Worried about rapidly-changing USB input technology? Concerned about future advances in D/A conversion? Gungnir’s modular design uses separate, USB Input and DAC/Analog cards. When USB technology changes, we can simply drop in a new, better USB Input Card. When meaningful upgrades to D/A converters come out, we can drop in a new DAC/Analog Card. The result? A virtually future-proof DAC that won't end up in the dumpster.
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ya mean Schiit ?
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