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Offline Doggie Howser

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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2011, 21:33 »
The DAC3.5 doesn't have a standby mode.
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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2012, 21:58 »


What's the weird Bel Canto box with multiple lights? A new VBS?

Oh wait.. just figured it out. It's the CD3T
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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2012, 16:24 »
Do they even sell this rack??



Looks kinda nice.. even if I'm not sure if there are any sonic improvements from such a design ;)

Great way to hide my snake's lair behind my current rack.

Hi Doggie,
yes Bel Canto do sell the Rack. Its a custom made rack by them upon request.
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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2012, 18:28 »
Sam, is the upgrade for the DAC3.5VB MKII available? :)

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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2012, 21:16 »
DH,
They took off from Minneapolis already. Should be landing soon. I'll keep u posted. Cheers!!

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« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2012, 21:37 »
Cool!
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2013, 22:28 »
My father-in-law blames me for poisoning him with the Bel Canto system so overnight he's removed his Audiolab 8200CDQ, Wyred4Sound ST500 and Maranfz NA7004 digital/analog tuner with the 3 box Bel Canto equivalent: DAC2.5, REF500S and FM1.

The FM1 is new to me. Didn't realize Bel Canto would build an FM tuner. It's not cheap but the quality of the reception is exceptional. Compared to my old NAD tuner or the Marantz. It's so good a source, listening to FM as a hifi source is no longer unheard of. It also has XLR outputs!!! Not only that, it converts the FM audio into a 24/96 stream that I can use to feed the DAC2.5's digital inputs!!



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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2013, 23:47 »
The FM to 24/96 function is really interesting. This is like a ADC function. Can this "ADC" function be used for vinyl rip?

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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2013, 23:55 »
Sadly no. Though it's a matter of time for Bel Canto, I bet. They build an ADC into the DAC2.5/3.5 as well IIRC
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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2013, 00:42 »
Want to ADC vinyl?....Do a Ayre DA-9....hee heee

http://www.ayre.com/manuals/Ayre_QA9_Manual.pdf

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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2013, 09:16 »
BC spokesman has spoken.  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2013, 14:36 »
BC spokesman has spoken.  ;D

Except Audio now uses a full Ayre system to drive his 3.7s

Credit where credit's due. The Bel Cantos are just phenomenal value for money. The only model I'd not recommend is the S300/S300i/M300 for serious music listening. Which sadly is the one you had experience with.

I compared the W4S ST500 vs the Bel Canto REF500S and have to say the BCD still sounds noticeably better. And SD's pricing makes the BCD well within reach of someone springing for a brand new ST500 IMHO.
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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2013, 15:10 »
My father-in-law blames me for poisoning him with the Bel Canto system so overnight he's removed his Audiolab 8200CDQ, Wyred4Sound ST500 and Maranfz NA7004 digital/analog tuner with the 3 box Bel Canto equivalent: DAC2.5, REF500S and FM1.

The FM1 is new to me. Didn't realize Bel Canto would build an FM tuner. It's not cheap but the quality of the reception is exceptional. Compared to my old NAD tuner or the Marantz. It's so good a source, listening to FM as a hifi source is no longer unheard of. It also has XLR outputs!!! Not only that, it converts the FM audio into a 24/96 stream that I can use to feed the DAC2.5's digital inputs!!



DH,

buay zhai si, poison father-in-law....

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Re: Any Bel Canto owners here?
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2013, 15:37 »
Any views about its C7R receiver? A half-width all-in-one receiver may fit in a bedroom setup of sorts.

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« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2013, 15:57 »
Any views about its C7R receiver? A half-width all-in-one receiver may fit in a bedroom setup of sorts.

That was what I was looking at initially. :)
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