Teac VRDS T1 (with warranty...)

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    Chaps,

    For anyone who's interested. Richers are holding an Open box sale, I believe this weekend. Couldn't help but notice that their Watford branch appear to have a Teac VRDS-T1 for all of .... £100. Bear in mind that this kit comes with a 3 month warranty, seems like a steal.

    I have to say that I almost thought of buying it, just to sell it on, but I thought I'd do the altriustic thing and mention it to you guys.
     
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    mr cat Member of the month

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    yeah, they're got nowt at the newcastle branch tho...lots of DVD players!
    as for the amps, they've got a rotel ra612 (a fiver!) and a roksan rsl2 (49.95)...hmm...
     
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    I have no idea who Richers are! Do they have a website you can buy it from? Or a phone number? Where are they?

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    timpy Snake Oil free!!!

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    Yep a Teac VRDS-T1, bung in a trichord clock 4 and appropriate power supply, lose the flying lead, tap WM for a Wadia DAC and you're laughling.

    Well, it worked for me anyway ;)

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    Tenson Moderator

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    Sounds like a good idea! If someone could get back to me on how to get hold of that T1 for £100 I'd be greatfull. Im VERY interested in getting it :D
     
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    Mentioned this in the other thread but here's another one on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3058284724&category=3272

    laughling? Is that a baby laugh? :D I agree about your mods though. Funny that, since I had the same done :D - DAC64 does the music biz for me though :MILD:

    Michael.
     
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    Hi Tenson,

    You will have to go to the shop in person this Sunday, Richer Sounds in Watford (UK).

    There is a limited number, in fact, I think there might only be one player available. So it will be first come first served.
     
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    Henry,

    Good luck on Sunday, be good to see it go to a good home.
     
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    timpy Snake Oil free!!!

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    Ah well, there's only one thing to say; SMPS to you, pah pah. :)

    Who's laughing now :D . There ain't nothing :MILD: about the DAC 64, surely it's more :chair:, Tungsten carbide nails and all. ;)

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    timpy Snake Oil free!!!

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    oops sorry.
     
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    Ahh - you've been been taken in by the WM "DAC64 is hard" myth :rolleyes:

    It's all :band: to me with plenty of :pRaT:

    You need to watch out fot the depleted uranium shells coming from the Wadia :club: :JOEL:

    Michael.
     
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    Hi Mr_Sukebe,

    I won't be the lucky recipient of the T1, unfortunately. Watford is a bit too far for me make travel for this purchase to make economic sense, just in case some else beats me to it.

    :)
     
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    timpy Snake Oil free!!!

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    Perhaps garyi will bw round for it instead? ;)

    Cheers
     
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    NO Mike, Timpy's heard more than 1 or 2 sir :D not that we've done any at all, my lead shield been shot to pieces recently :lol: :lol:
     
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    Trouble is and I hate to say it, its no myth - at least with the ones I have heard!
     
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    I have to say I'm mystified. It's not remotely hard in my system (and I've got Dynaudios which are often thought of as hard), when a friend of mine borrowed it (MF NuVista M3 and Dynaudios) he also didn't think it was hard. Yet another friend here (Jeff Rowland + Audio Physic speakers I think) doesn't think it's hard. A well respected audio journalist here in Portugal who reviewed it recently also didn't think it was hard.

    In fact, we all came to pretty much the same conclusion: it's the best digital source we've ever heard, certainly the most musically engaging.

    In fact, I've only ever heard it mentioned as being hard by one or two people on this forum :confused:

    Michael.
     
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    Well, we must be more discering than the rest of you:D

    Its a shame, as I would love to be able to slot it into my system to replace my dpa dac, but the honest truth is I prefer the dpa. Now I will need to spend a whole lot more money to find a suitable replacement I can live with when the dpa dies.
     
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    michaelab desafinado

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    What about a CAL Sigma tube DAC? I haven't heard one unfortunately but at the bake off where they (it and the DAC64) were together opinion was split roughly 50/50 on which one was better. Can't imagine the CAL being hard :)

    Michael.
     
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    timpy Snake Oil free!!!

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    Hard is a perhaps a little bit stern (hard even :) ), and system transparency has a fair bit to do with it. Relentless is perhaps a little more charitable, but me for there is an irritatingly insistent quality about it, kind of "here's all your detail ..NOW HAVE IT!"

    Knowing what Tone has achieved, the DAC64 sounds ripe for a little tweaking, but it would be a little expensive and would need an external box as well.

    Still, fancy donating one for a play Mike? :D

    Cheers
     
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