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Meridian DAC

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by BazH, May 7, 2004.

  1. BazH

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    Would it be a worthwhile upgrade for an Arcam CD72 if i was to obtain a meridian 203 DAC or should i save my cash?

    TIA
     
  2. CJROSS

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    If it were me I would save my pennies dudes, not by much though for £300 – 450 you can buy some very well regarded DACs that are a step up from the 203. Perp Tech P3A, TAG DAC 20, MF A3.24, CAL Labs, Micromega there are loads FWIW Ive read of 2 users with CD72s that have tried DAC I can recall, one tried a 203 funnily enough and liked the 203, another audio user I know had a CD72 and did a A/B comparsion with this system : Sony DVP-NS305 DVD Player / Rotel RDP-980 DAC and kept the DAC and sold the CD72. The Rotel DAC IIRC was £200 off Ebay :

    http://photos.imageevent.com/sidandcoke/sidshifi/websize/digi front end.JPG

    FWIW the chap in question above with the Rotel 980 DAC sure does know his onions in audio terms IMHO.

    http://imageevent.com/sidandcoke

    And he uses a cheapo DVD-V player that apparently cant read the information off a CD properly . :rolleyes:

    HTHs
     
  3. overkill

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    Just to frustrate CJ, i would agree with him on this. :D The 203 is too old tech wise to give the sort of improvements you would want. If you can get an MF A3.24 for around £300 though you would be lucky indeed!! The RDP's a good bet at a better price. I would refer to CJ on this, but a DPA bigger bit might also be a more sophisticated bet, but still a little dated.
     
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    Good stuff guys, Cheers:cool:
     

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