New Playback Designs Dream Series DAC and Digital Transport

LL21

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We leave Castello di Guarene today for Hotel La Palma in Stresa on Lake maggiore for 2 days and then a final night in Sorisa before we fly back home on Tuesday

Two days ago we toured Emilio Artere winery in Barolo and yesterday we toured all day in Barbaresco with dinner at a Michelin star restaurant
va bene!
 

Steve Williams

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#42
The winery in Barbaresco was Marchesi Di Gresy and the Michelin rated restaurant was La Ciau del Tornavento in Treiso
 

VPN

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Dec 28, 2013
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If I could say one thing about the upgrade it is a better soundstage but beyond that it brought my unit to current standards as my S/N was 00015 when I bought it
Thank you!
 
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#45
We leave Castello di Guarene today for Hotel La Palma in Stresa on Lake maggiore for 2 days and then a final night in Sorisa before we fly back home on Tuesday

Two days ago we toured Emilio Artere winery in Barolo and yesterday we toured all day in Barbaresco with dinner at a Michelin star restaurant
Wooowww... I remember... I visited the Castello di Guarene four times a few years ago; the previous owner (the Countess Provana di Collegno invited me for an expertise of some rare books in the Library room) and I had a great time during these days.
Hope that the new property granted you a superb accomodation as the wines you tasted...
Have a nice stay in Norhtwest Italy!!!
my best
Marco
 

Steve Williams

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#46
Wooowww... I remember... I visited the Castello di Guarene four times a few years ago; the previous owner (the Countess Provana di Collegno invited me for an expertise of some rare books in the Library room) and I had a great time during these days.
Hope that the new property granted you a superb accomodation as the wines you tasted...
Have a nice stay in Norhtwest Italy!!!
my best
Marco
Marco

I love your country. Presently in Stresa. Just visited the palace on Bella Isola. The gardens were magnificent

Tomorrow marty and I visit Gian60 to hear his system and the off to Soriso where we dine and stay at Al Sorriso a 2 star Michelin restaurant before we depart early Monday for home. We also took the gondola to the top of the mountain
 

MRJAZZ

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Marco

I love your country. Presently in Stresa. Just visited the palace on Bella Isola. The gardens were magnificent

Tomorrow marty and I visit Gian60 to hear his system and the off to Soriso where we dine and stay at Al Sorriso a 2 star Michelin restaurant before we depart early Monday for home. We also took the gondola to the top of the mountain
Sounds like a fabulous trip Steve.....any pics forthcoming?

Cheers....
 

Steve Williams

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#49
I have close to 1000 photos of our week in St Petersburg and our week in Italy. I will bog the entire trip after we get home on Monday and I am over jet lag. Stay tuned. Final day today in Soriso. Marty and I are meeting Gian60 who is taking us to his home to hear his system
 

brad225

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Steve, I am considering sending my MPS-5 in for the upgrade. Can you share you thoughts on your upgrade now you have much more listening time. Thanks.
 

wisnon

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Marco

I love your country. Presently in Stresa. Just visited the palace on Bella Isola. The gardens were magnificent

Tomorrow marty and I visit Gian60 to hear his system and the off to Soriso where we dine and stay at Al Sorriso a 2 star Michelin restaurant before we depart early Monday for home. We also took the gondola to the top of the mountain
Excellent food there!

but SPAIN, not Italy, is my favourite European country. Que me encanta, Espanya!
 
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#52
What about the DAC, guys?!
 
Sep 6, 2013
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What about the DAC, guys?!
The new Dream Series DAC + Transport is drawing crowds at AXPONA. Sounded very good with DSD Music from Lyn Stanley (DSD 256 from Moonlight Sessions Vol 1 at NativeDSD), a Blue Coast Music track and Eric Bibb recorded by Jan-Eric Persson at Opus 3.

Definitely worth dropping by the room and having a listen!
 
Aug 31, 2014
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Any more listening experiences of the MPT-8 + MPD-8 DAC combo ?
Is it in the same league as Totaldac d1-Twelve mk2 + d1-server ?
 
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There is a very favorable review of the MPS-8 in issue #98 (August 2018) of Positive Feedback, with more promised on the MPT/MPD in 2019.
 
Aug 11, 2012
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Any more listening experiences of the MPT-8 + MPD-8 DAC combo ?
Is it in the same league as Totaldac d1-Twelve mk2 + d1-server ?
Playback MPS-8 is better from my experience. So MPT-8 + MPD-8 should be a dream combo.
I am no more looking at Digital source since i have MPS-8, i must say. Pure magic sound.
Andreas is a great designer ; and Pure DSD playback is an experience to do ... really !
 
Aug 11, 2012
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The new Dream Series DAC + Transport is drawing crowds at AXPONA. Sounded very good with DSD Music from Lyn Stanley (DSD 256 from Moonlight Sessions Vol 1 at NativeDSD), a Blue Coast Music track and Eric Bibb recorded by Jan-Eric Persson at Opus 3.

Definitely worth dropping by the room and having a listen!
Indeed, the merlot DAC is already a fabulous converter at his price. A must listen ...
 

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