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Lonely Raven
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New DirectStream MK II
01/18/23 at 15:45:25
 

I'll admit, I'm a fanboy - Ted is truly a genius, and doesn't let the digital nay-sayers distract him...he just does what he does. I really wish I could afford this right now!

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Re: New DirectStream MK II
Reply #1 - 01/18/23 at 16:39:17
 
I really wish I could afford it right now too as the "deal" is very generous for Mk I owners.

But I can't right now. Maybe later this year, we'll see. In addition to my original Mk I now in my headphone system, I've a modded Mk I right now in my main system and it's a step up from the original and really sounds good . . . with the Monoblocks with the Mods I'm really happy. And I'm committed to an SEWE300B which I think will also be wonderful. Had I not committed to the SEWE300B I'd be in for the Mk II.
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Re: New DirectStream MK II
Reply #2 - 01/18/23 at 20:19:25
 
Strongly considering the MKII, too, in addition to their soon-to-be-released AirLens. My only hesitation is the lack of MQA...
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Re: New DirectStream MK II
Reply #3 - 01/19/23 at 15:09:47
 
Lack of MQA is no concern for me.

Definitely not. . . as . . . OOPS I did it again. . . I ordered one today.

I shouldn't have, but the deal is just too good. Even not taking the "credit forward" aspect of the deal into account, the trade in on the MK1 is so much higher than the used market is now or will be, and I can move the modded Mk1 I have into my headphone system and upgrade that sound, and trade in the original Mk1 that resides there.

It's only money. I'll manage. A fantastic stereo system will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through times without a fantastic stereo system!
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Re: New DirectStream MK II
Reply #4 - 01/19/23 at 16:35:45
 
Congrats Lon!! I'm happy for you. Can't wait for your listening impressions....
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Re: New DirectStream MK II
Reply #5 - 01/19/23 at 18:49:01
 
Thanks. You know me, I won't be able to keep quiet about it.

It's a little scary financially but I think it's going to be worth the strain on the wallet and brain.
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Re: New DirectStream MK II
Reply #6 - 01/25/23 at 01:38:28
 
When do you get your DAC Lon?
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Re: New DirectStream MK II
Reply #7 - 01/25/23 at 01:52:50
 
I have only been told that I'll get a shipping notice when it is ready. Someone who ordered a bit ahead of me says his is coming next month. We'll see. I'm being patient--everything sounds fantastic now.
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Re: New DirectStream MK II
Reply #8 - 01/25/23 at 03:43:40
 
You can be patient, but Iím pretty excited to hear what you think of the new DAC.
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