Denafrips new cd transport

marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,053
for you who still like to spin the silver discs, Denafrips has a new transport that upsamples and it's only $1200. I have the Jay's audio cdt2 mk2 that's double the price.
https://www.denafrips.com/avatar
Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables

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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 614
    Currently being reviewed at 6moons. It looks well made.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,758
    It does indeed.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,718
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,513
    It certainly looks nice, and the price is attractive. I never heard of Denafrips before, but they seem to have a wide variety of gear.

    https://www.denafrips.com/
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  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 676
    BlueFox wrote: »
    It certainly looks nice, and the price is attractive. I never heard of Denafrips before, but they seem to have a wide variety of gear.

    https://www.denafrips.com/
    They have kind of become the sweetheart of digital ChiFi. I haven't heard any of their grear myself, but they are very well reviewed around various forums and YouTube reviews, with a sizable following. DACs are where they get the most press, but their amp has generally been well received too.

    This CDT is certainly interesting, and I think it hits a smart price point coming in at half the price of Jays but notably above options like the CXC or the Audiolab unit.

    I'm not spinning CDs enough at this point to jump on this, but I'd love to A/B it with the Jays. Maybe Marvin will get his hands on one and I can bring my CXC and we can check out what you get at every price point.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Usher T-515 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,367
    edited June 13
    Denafrips has been around for a bit. The Terminator Dac looks fantastic. I think that is what Steve Gutenberg runs.

    The Denafrips Aries dac for the money is also supposed to be fantastic. I believe they are R2R
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Aries Mini, LKS MH-da004, Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, , W4S recovery,Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,934
    edited June 13
    I believe that the Distributor for Denafrips also handles the Jay's Transport as well. The Avatar could very well be designed and built by the same designer as Jay's.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 676
    I believe that the Distributor for Denafrips also handles the Jay's Transport as well. The Avatar could very well be designed and built by the same designer as Jay's.

    Could be OEM from Jays honestly. Win-win for everyone.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Usher T-515 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,934
    I believe that the Distributor for Denafrips also handles the Jay's Transport as well. The Avatar could very well be designed and built by the same designer as Jay's.

    Could be OEM from Jays honestly. Win-win for everyone.

    I've kinda lusted for a Jay's Transport, but they are not and inexpensive spinner. The new Avatar is filling a gap between the high end and the moderately priced Transports out there.

    It's got my attention, thanks for posting marvda1




    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
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