Looking for New DAC

So story short my TEAC UD-301 pass out. Main board got rusted my best guess humidity got into it. Not sure why the area here is not that humid and all other components are fine after a check (amp, pre and player). All of this is in the output section of the DAC. I contacted TEAC about buying a new main board. No reply so far.

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I am considering getting the Marantz HD-DAC1 or Musical Fidelity MX DAC. Any comments?

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I will still try to repair the 301 and I will find the board.

Cheers
HT
AVR-Pioneer SC99
Adcom 585
RTi12s
Rear- RT150
Center-CSi5
Sub-Rythmik audio F25
Player- Oppo BDP-103


Living room 2ch rig:
Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

Bedroom 2ch rig.
Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

Headphone rig;
Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.

Comments

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,256
    híjole! is that the Titanic?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,558
    I wish I still had some Intenso in stock as it'd be a knock out winner over the HD-DAC1 which is my second favorite three figure DAC. I do have a Blue Diamond CD Player priced well below MSRP that could be your full digital solution, but still about twice your budget.

    I haven't announced it publicly, but my partnership with North Star is coming to a close. Unlike Dayens, NSD has been flawless and I truly wish I didn't have to take this route. If you can find some of their DAC's, they are particularly difficult to beat in the more budget-friendly arena.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,256
    DSkip wrote: »
    I wish I still had some Intenso in stock as it'd be a knock out winner over the HD-DAC1 which is my second favorite three figure DAC. I do have a Blue Diamond CD Player priced well below MSRP that could be your full digital solution, but still about twice your budget.

    I haven't announced it publicly, but my partnership with North Star is coming to a close. Unlike Dayens, NSD has been flawless and I truly wish I didn't have to take this route. If you can find some of their DAC's, they are particularly difficult to beat in the more budget-friendly arena.

    That totally blows! I wish I had room for an upgrade NS is the shciznit!
  • verbverb Posts: 5,585
    DSkip wrote: »
    I wish I still had some Intenso in stock as it'd be a knock out winner over the HD-DAC1 which is my second favorite three figure DAC. I do have a Blue Diamond CD Player priced well below MSRP that could be your full digital solution, but still about twice your budget.

    I haven't announced it publicly, but my partnership with North Star is coming to a close. Unlike Dayens, NSD has been flawless and I truly wish I didn't have to take this route. If you can find some of their DAC's, they are particularly difficult to beat in the more budget-friendly arena.

    Agree with Skip! I have the Intenso which is in the main rig, and I have an AMP-1 which has I believe has the same DAC, but I needed an integrated for the office rig.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    Musics fidelity makes nice DACs
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,673
    Bryston makes a great DAC. While it has a four figure price, it is worth it.

    http://www.bryston.com/products/digital_audio/BDA-3.html
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1 - X1 power supply
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,796
    I love my NuForce WDC200 for it’s ability to handle lossless media over wifi.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,216
    I'm not sure that is rust in the photos, but possibly just electrical circuit damage.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • DSkip wrote: »
    I wish I still had some Intenso in stock as it'd be a knock out winner over the HD-DAC1 which is my second favorite three figure DAC. I do have a Blue Diamond CD Player priced well below MSRP that could be your full digital solution, but still about twice your budget.

    I haven't announced it publicly, but my partnership with North Star is coming to a close. Unlike Dayens, NSD has been flawless and I truly wish I didn't have to take this route. If you can find some of their DAC's, they are particularly difficult to beat in the more budget-friendly arena.
    That's a bummer to hear that Skip. They had good stuff from what I heard. Are you on the hunt for something new in that price point, or possibly leaning on Norma for the digital front moving forward?
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Sony CDP-CE375 / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > JBL Studio 580 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,835
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Musics fidelity makes nice DACs

    I have an M1 dac in black sitting here in the closet. If anyone is looking.

  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,103
    https://mytekdigital.com/hifi/

    I have a Brooklyn DAC+ and love it.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office Bluesound Node | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | 2 Parasound A23's | Marantz 2252B
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,558
    DSkip wrote: »
    I wish I still had some Intenso in stock as it'd be a knock out winner over the HD-DAC1 which is my second favorite three figure DAC. I do have a Blue Diamond CD Player priced well below MSRP that could be your full digital solution, but still about twice your budget.

    I haven't announced it publicly, but my partnership with North Star is coming to a close. Unlike Dayens, NSD has been flawless and I truly wish I didn't have to take this route. If you can find some of their DAC's, they are particularly difficult to beat in the more budget-friendly arena.
    That's a bummer to hear that Skip. They had good stuff from what I heard. Are you on the hunt for something new in that price point, or possibly leaning on Norma for the digital front moving forward?

    I'm not certain yet. I always have my eyes and ears peeled for something that sets itself apart.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 780
    edited March 12
    Hi

    Thanks for the advice. Have not updated yet. Work has been very busy and add jury duty to the mix. Probably will go with the Marantz like the headphone amp feature will go well with My HD650.

    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,558
    Get the Excelsio in the FM. It will trounce anything under four figures and is a steal at the price.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 780
    DSkip wrote: »
    Get the Excelsio in the FM. It will trounce anything under four figures and is a steal at the price.

    Thanks for the recommendation but that one is gone. I am still looking been busy at work. This ones are also on the list.

    Yulong DA9 only draw back no remote.
    http://www.yulongaudio.com/pd.jsp?id=29#_pp=2_733

    Burson Audio Playmate Everest
    https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/playmate/

    RME ADI-2 DAC
    http://www.rme-audio.de/en/products/adi_2-dac.php

    I will be in Japan next week and will be staying in the electronic district (Akihabara) not sure if I want to bring back something from there. Not sure how much I will have to pay at customs.

    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,673
    Get the Lumin X1, which is a file player and DAC. I have the S1, and will soon be upgrading to the X1. However, I recently upgraded the S1 power supply to the X1 power supply, and have been so happy I am in no rush to get the X1, but eventually I will.

    A big benefit of the integrated DAC in the Lumin is you do not need to buy a DAC power cord, and interconnect cables. That saves at least $6K right there over having an external DAC.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1 - X1 power supply
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,715
    The Marantz SA14 I have in the FM is a top notch SACD player and a pretty good DAC.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • verbverb Posts: 5,585
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    Get the Excelsio in the FM. It will trounce anything under four figures and is a steal at the price.

    Thanks for the recommendation but that one is gone.

    I will be in Japan next week and will be staying in the electronic district (Akihabara) not sure if I want to bring back something from there. Not sure how much I will have to pay at customs.

    Cheers

    Sorry my friend as I snagged the NS and love it! :smile:

    Hey the native stuff in Japan, aren’t they different in power requirements? 100v and 220v depending on the region, IIRC.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
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