Loaner: Soekris DAC2541

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  1. ChaChaRealSmooth

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    What it says on the title.
    • CONUS only
    • Friends only (contributors on case-by-case basis)
    • UPS/FedEx only, insure to $600.
    • Impressions required here.
    • 5 day loaner period
    Sign up below. Limit 15 members (limit increased due to significant interest):
    1. @dematted, NY
    2. @dasman66, PA
    3. @Vtory, PA
    4. @atomicbob, WA
    5. @Soups, WA
    6. @lcmusiclover, OR
    7. @loadexfa, CA
    8. @roshambo123, CA
    9. @Clemmaster, CA
    10. @jexby, CO
    11. @MisterRogers, CO
    12. @Hands, CO
    13. @dubharmonic, IL
    14. @Josh Schor, MI
    15. @StageOne, OH
    16. @Claritas, NC
    17. @YMO, FL
    18. @shotgunshane, FL
     
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  2. YMO

    YMO it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom

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    Lets see if I like a painting with no mistakes/smears to the tone of the music...

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    Extremely interested!!
     
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    dematted Almost "Made"

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    I'd be interested, if you'd be willing to have me. Perfectly happy to receive it in the more distant future, after all the friends who want in have already given it a listen. I'll make sure to post impressions comparing it to the Bifrost 2 out of a standard USB out. I don't have a Pi2aes or other music interface, though, so my impressions may be less relevant. Just let me know. Looking forward to seeing some more impressions of this in general.

    Irvington, NY.
     
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    Interested! OH.
     
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    Interested, based out of SF Bay Area.
     
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    Interested, WA.

    Much respect for Soekris since hearing the DAC1321 on loaner. I've been eyeing this DAC for dedicated use on a few headphone rigs. Would be grateful to hear and share impressions.
     
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    Interested. In Chicago, IL. No worries if I don’t qualify. Comparisons to Yggdrasil, Matrix X-Sabre Pro, and Bifrost 2. Thanks, whichever way.
     
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    I would be interested in hearing this one. FL.
     
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    Haven't heard Soekris since the early days at RMAF. Please put me very last in line, will compare to USB Unison Bifrost 2.
     
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    Slots filled. @dematted PM me with your shipping info. Will ship out probably after New Year's starts to avoid the heavy shipping of people returning Christmas presents.

    Edit: due to high interest, limit increased.
     
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    Oof, that went quick. I really want to get in on this. Dallas area.
     
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    I don’t have a ton of experience with DACs but I’d love to hear this if you decide to add more people to the loaner.

    Bay Area, CA
     
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    thanks for the list increase!
     
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    Wow! Didn't see that soon enough.
    If you would like to see my standard suite of measurements on this DAC could you add me at the end of the tour?
     
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    Yes, please!
     
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    Me snd @loadexfa live very close to each other it might be best to put us next to each other on the list. Mail would be a day probably.

    thanks for adding me @ChaChaRealSmooth and thank you to @soekris !
     
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    If this ever gets a round 2 count me in.
     
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    Received from @ChaChaRealSmooth. Impressing me a lot so far compared to the Bifrost 2 (though it ought to, being nearly twice the price!), with a few caveats...have to wait until I have finished putting my Pi2aes together and till it's warmed up a bit more to make a final judgement and post a real set of impressions.
     
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