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Marantz SA 8005 DAC - Upgrade to Chord Qutest ?

Hawkwind16

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I've been streaming Tidal to my Marantz SA 8005 CD /DAC and I'm very pleased with the result, but I'd like to improve it all if I can. Upgradeitis !

The SA 8005 has a good reputation and in my view gives an easy detailed safe sound. The new Chord DAC's have an awesome reputation but would a Chord Qutest be a worthwhile upgrade ?
 

muljao

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You are going to have to try. I like the marantz warm musical sound. Everything I read about chord DACs suggests they are bright and extremely detailed. It seems to me they are very different to marantz in their description
 

newlash09

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muljao said:
You are going to have to try. I like the marantz warm musical sound. Everything I read about chord DACs suggests they are bright and extremely detailed. It seems to me they are very different to marantz in their description
+1

You have to listen to see if you like the chord's presentation or not.
 

Hawkwind16

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Update - I may pause this potential upgrade for now, as streaming Tidal is only at CD quality, I'm already getting very good/excellent results, and i have a backlog of other upgrades to try ! The Chord DAC may wait until i have a good hi res digital source. Thanks for all the advice though
 

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