Loaner: Metrum Amethyst DAC

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  1. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Sign up now. Read @Hands review here: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...-acoustics-amethyst-dac-amp-impressions.4577/

    The Musette was a disappointment for me. This isn't. I don't know if @Hands will agree, but the Amethyst reminds me of the Metrum Hex, or what the Metrum Hex should have been. Please take into account @Hands usual advice on NOS DACs: that most people would be better off with a good OS DAC. I will post impressions later in the day in @Hands thread as the Amethyst further warms up.

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  2. TheIceman93

    TheIceman93 El pato-zorro

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    I'm in. I've been eying this unit ever since I saw it on Zach's site. I can drive to pick up and hand off to anyone in LA so they don't have to pay for shipping.
     
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  3. philipmorgan

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    I'd like to participate in this loaner.
     
  4. JoshMorr

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    I am interested to hear this sounds vs Gungnir Multibit. Specifically interested in how this sounds on speakers, but will test headphones as well. Located in Maine
     
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    Yes, please. I've never heard a NOS dac outside of meet conditions before. I'm also curious how it stacks up against my Gungnir Multibit.
     
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    songmic Gear cycler East Asia edition

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    Interesting, I'm signing up if possible.
     
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    Please, I'm in Rochester, NY. I'd like to compare it to my Musette.
     
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    I would love to hear this! Been interested in Metrum dacs for a couple of years and have yet to have a chance to hear one!
     
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    I'd like to join to get a sense for what's out there that's non-Schiit. In NYC.
     
  10. Torq

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    I'd certainly be interested.

    It's right around the same price as the Soekris dac1541 that I have in my rack at the moment, and that both are DACs and have integrated headphone amplifiers/outputs might make for a very relevant comparison. Though it won't be something I can do back to back.

    On that note, it might be useful to try and get both the Amethyst and dac1541 together at the same time with someone on the tour that can compare them directly.
     
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    I'm interested. This is the price point I'd consider switching dacs.
     
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    I might be interested, compare it to my Valhalla 2 and GO450.

    I'm in Rochester NY until August 23rd, after that, Hartford CT.
     
  13. Merrick

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    I'm interested too but I'd also be willing to take a day trip up to Seattle to hear it while @Torq has it, if he's willing to let me cross his threshold. :)
     
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    More than happy to do that!
     
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    Merrick A lidless ear

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    Okay! Then don't add me to the list. It'll actually be cheaper for me to get to Seattle and back then it would for me to ship it to the next person in line.
     
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    Or, you know, I have an Amethyst at home I could compare with the dac1541. ;)
     
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    That'd be even easier!
     
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    I'm in unless I acquire one blind in the next couple of days.
     
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    Please add me. Thanks!
     
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    I'm interested. I am considering purchasing this DAC and would greatly appreciate an audition first.
     

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