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de charlus
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Post #: 41
Post ID: 19688
Reply to: 19687
Marantz & Bidat
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  • The "Super Mod"
    The Bidat was originally designed with 3 separate crystal-based voltage controlled oscillators. This was unique because we had the crystals specially made to be 'pull-able' around the sample rates of 33, 44.1 and 48 KHz. This scheme worked well only if the signal coming from the digital source was within the S/PDIF spec. In real life, many sources are not. The "super-mod" gets rid of these crystals and replaces the front-end PLL with another Meitner innovation - one that allows the Bidat to track the input even if the digital source is off-spec. The super mod is an extensive upgrade. In addition to the above, it includes changes to the power supply, power inlet, digital front-end and analog outputs. The cost of this update is $250.00 USD.

  • The Bidat Switching Power Supply
    This update is no longer available.
  • The Bidat "Plus" Update
    This is it! This is the update that puts the Bidat back on top, if it ever slipped. This update will make your Bidat the best sounding converter on the planet. The analog stage has been revised as has the power supply decoupling and the lock detection circuitry. More importantly, the DAC chip is modified to run in a much more linear fashion with lower distortion. The result is a breath taking experience. The bass rolls out at you now with a tremendous sense of foundation. The sound stage is absolutely life like and the subtle inner detail is beyond description.


  • Indeed, John Wright is now based in Calgary, and offers updates for Museatex, Meitner and Melios units. This is definitely an interesting notion, to say nothing of being affordable.

    The Marantz is just a solid-sounding unit that produced very decent sound in its day and did nothing overly wrong. As I said before, at the time I wasn't exactly overwhelmed with the possibilities of audio, and bought an affordable system that offered acceptable "hi-fi" sound; as a transport, it can still surprise when in combination with an appropriate DAC. Indeed, it continues to surprise me how little CD replay has progressed in the meantime, although there have been a few exceptions to the principle. The notion of auditioning a universal player, given that I'm unfamiliar with any particular SACDs or HDCDs, is disarming to say the least; the very notion makes me so tired that I'd almost rather take a recommendation from someone whose opinion merits respect, and which plays Redbook Cds to a satisfactory standard, since I do not see myself plunging into these media wholesale unless things change profoundly, which they will not.

    de Charlus
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    ArmAlex
    Iran
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    Post #: 42
    Post ID: 19692
    Reply to: 19688
    Transport+DAC
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    Dear de charlus,I think AMR CD77 is a valid candidate for you. I haven't heard this CD player but I own AMR PH77 phono which is special. Romy knows it's designer very well you can ask his idea also.Regards,Armen
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    de charlus
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    Post #: 43
    Post ID: 19694
    Reply to: 19692
    AMR & Museatex
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    Thank you. This is something that I can look into locally, so that's great. Romy, does your Bidat have the upgrades that John Wright speaks of above, or is it virgin, so to speak? If the latter, do you find such claims - with upgrades, "the best DAC on the market" - to be plausible? Obviously I will have to take  recommendation from someone whose opinion merits respect and go with that, since I will have to find the Museatex on Ebay or somesuch, and then send it for upgrades. I'd be willing to do this, sight unseen, since it represents so small a financial outlay for a unit that has garnered a great deal of respect, and it would represent an immediate improvement upon my base Marantz, perhaps even going into my "big" system beside the TLOX, or something similar.

    de Charlus.
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    Amir
    Iran Tehran
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    Post #: 44
    Post ID: 24964
    Reply to: 19647
    CEC new DAC DA0 3.0
     Stitch wrote:
    Based on that marketing I would say, digital playback is now 25x better than live. Minimum.


    :-)))
    New CEC DAC DA0-3.0 is in market , It will be connected to TL0-3.0 transport and it uses r-2r network. http://www.cec-web.co.jp/service/download/document/catalog/DA0_ENG_Catalog_w.pdf

    did you heard it?
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    dedobot
    Posts 8
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    Post #: 45
    Post ID: 25056
    Reply to: 24964
    Interesting..
     Amir wrote:
     Stitch wrote:
    Based on that marketing I would say, digital playback is now 25x better than live. Minimum.


    :-)))
    New CEC DAC DA0-3.0 is in market , It will be connected to TL0-3.0 transport and it uses r-2r network. http://www.cec-web.co.jp/service/download/document/catalog/DA0_ENG_Catalog_w.pdf

    did you heard it?

    Good. My 100 USD Fiio DAP use this groundbreaking tech  Smile. Interesting approach to connect stand alone appliances indeed and that's all. 
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