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End Game Digital (2023)

Discussion in 'audio' started by Alex S, Mar 15, 2023.

  1. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    dCS Bartok and above, Chord Dave w/wo M-Scaler… Did owners of either compare the other? What else is there?
  2. tpetsch

    tpetsch pfm Member

    Guess that will do until Endgame 2024 rolls around.
  3. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I often wonder what I am missing out on using a raspberry pi over an expensive streamer but never for long. This is, obviously, of no use to you, Alex.
  4. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    Apart from maybe saving me £15,000+, no use at all.
    Tigerjones likes this.
  5. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    The DCS Apex is only £21k, I’d get that.
    Alex S and sideshowbob like this.
  6. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    And dont forget msb high end offerings too

    And closely followed by bel canto who have some superb high end dacs
  7. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    So, you’ve saved me £15K and cost me £21K. Thanks.

    Something tells me I’m not going to get many meaningful replies.
    Tigerjones likes this.
  8. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    I haven't had the privilege of hearing the DAVE but the Hugo TT 2 and M Scaler is a pairing I could happily live with.
    cb01 and ryder like this.
  9. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    I have heard the Dave/M-Scaler but only in hi-end Naim systems where it’s the default. It sounds great but I’m really interested in the competition.
  10. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    T+A, Mola-Mola, Holo May w/ HQPlayer?
    nostromo likes this.
  11. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    You are missing absolutely nothing.
    legacylenslover, Roog, Leeken and 5 others like this.
  12. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    There must be a teeny-weeny bit of a difference, surely?
    cb01 likes this.
  13. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I quite fancy one of the new NAD streamers, they’re only £300. See, Alex, saved you another load of cash.
  14. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    I listened to both Dave+Mscaler and dCS Bartok when I decided to replace my Chord DAC64/II. I also did the rounds at Munich in 2018 and 2019 but nothing else quite ticked all the boxes - some DACs sounded very good but the companies behind them did not inspire confidence in me (concerns over company longevity, importer support etc). Others had the corporate muscle but sounded boring to my ears.

    I coud easily live with either. I chose the dCS over the Chord for two reasons - ergonomics and local dealer and importer support.

    I initially chose a Bartok, later upgraded to Rossini (with a really good trade-in) then added the clock and have now had the Apex upgrade fitted :)
    cb01, maccar, sls4321 and 1 other person like this.
  15. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Never trust a Tory

    Only if its something Keith sells, if not , then no. All bits are different if Keith sells them, if others do, they are all the same.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2023
  16. chris geary

    chris geary pfm Member

    Linn Klimax DSM Organik something something....

    truly would love to hear one.
    sunbeamgls likes this.
  17. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    Price of course, aesthetics, convenience perhaps but not in terms of sound quality through the same dac,
    Leeken likes this.
  18. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    I thought the OP was asking about DACs ...
  19. Hound

    Hound pfm Member

    Dcs vivaldi apex, simply stunning
    Alex S likes this.
  20. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    Been happy with my exogal for years

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