Personal Loaner: Soncoz SGD1

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  1. Bill-P

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    Well, since I have this now, I can either sell it at a loss, or I can let other folks try it.

    Let's do it!

    Here are some requirements:
    • Need to be either a friend or contributor
    • FedEx or UPS only
    • Insure to $400
    • One week each person to either like/hate it
    • Impressions are encouraged but not required
    Please sign up below if you are interested.

    Loaner List:
    @purr1n
    @dasman66
    @Vtory
    @shotgunshane
    @ColtMrFire
    @scblock <
     
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    Didn't expect you purchased one.
     
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    what the heck, I'll give it a shot.
     
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    Why not? It's a pretty big, not too bad-looking DAC unit that comes with a knob, plenty of indicators, multiple USB inputs and has digital outputs. Looks better on paper than the other chi-fi crap out there IMO.
     
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    I’ll join.
     
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    I'll keep this running for another week and ship the DAC out to the first person on the loaner list on Monday, May 3rd.

    Please don't be too... put off by my review. It's just a sample size of 1. I think this may fit some folks' taste better. Plus it can double as a digital preamp and has all of the features anyone will ever need, including Bluetooth.
     
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    Hi Bill. Call me interested. Denver, CO. I’ll compare to Modius and Bifrost MB.
     
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    A little late to the party, but please count me in, too. Pretty interested in how Soncoz did differently (or similarly) from Topping or Smsl.

    Philadelphia, PA
     
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    Sorry, guys. I'm bumping @purr1n up first in case he wants to take a closer look at the DAC and measure it or something. He can probably offer a lot more insight into it than I can, too.
     
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    Next victim: @dasman66

    Please send me address, name, email, and phone (latter for FedEx tracking)
     
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    Sorry, just checking in. @dasman66 do you have DAC? If not I guess you didn't contact @purr1n for a whole week. Is it okay if I skip you and let @shotgunshane try it next?
     
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    I shipped out yesterday
     
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    Thanks, Marv! Sorry, I just wanted to make sure I'm not forgetting things. Hehe...
     
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    @Bill-P , Soncoz rec'd today. Currently warming up
     
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    I still would like to hear this but need to be moved to the end of the list, if that’s ok.
     
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    @Vtory - both @shotgunshane and @scblock want pushed back, so last on the list is next up. I am on my way out of town around noon today, if you can PM me your address then I can ship it before leaving, otherwise the dac won't ship until Saturday.
     
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    The unit arrived. Will set up and start to listen/evaluate this evening.
     
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    A little unsure about who would be the next. @shotgunshane @scblock are you guys now fine with the tour? -- Please shoot me a pm (with shipping address, phone, email, etc) when you're ready.
     
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    Hi @Vtory, sorry about taking a while to get back to you. I can PM you my info if you haven't heard from @shotgunshane if shipping to Denver can get it here by Monday, otherwise I'll have to defer again as I will be out of town starting later in the week and wouldn't have a chance to listen before I left.

    I'm sorry for the hassle. I'm not trying to make this complicated at all, just the only times I've been out of town all year have lined up with this loaner by some coincidence.
     

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