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dCS Releases Rossini 2.0 software and provides more Roon love…

By | January 4th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

The train of updates at dCS seems to never stop and as they deliver us a New Years present with the release of the dCS Rossini 2.0 software.

We enjoyed listening to the dCS Bartok at CEDIA and again at Audio Element, both of which made clear to us that the dCS Bartok is nipping at the heels of its bigger sibling dCS Rossini.

With the success of the Bartok, dCS promises that the new 2.0 software elevates the Rossini, bringing some of the Reference Vivaldi sauce downstream.… Read the full article

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CEDIA 2018: dCS Bartok first listen

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

dCS Bartok

Different from most of the industry, dCS products seem to blossom after release, as they receive a stream of hardware, software, and firmware updates over the years. This concept didn’t crystallize in my mind until I spent some quality time with dCS Debussy DAC while I was reviewing the dCS Network Bridge. The dCS Debussy has been around for nearly a decade, but continues to get updates including support for higher sample rates of 384kHz and 2xDSD.

In 2018, dCS will finally replace the very fine dCS Debussy with the new dCS Bartok DAC, which draws a clear heritage from its big brothers dCS Rossini and dCS Vivaldi DACs.… Read the full article

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Chasing, and Finding, the Dragon in Venice

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

by Darryl Lindberg

Every year-and-a-half or so, Catherine and I retreat to Venice for about a month both to enjoy a significant change of scenery and to recharge our batteries—such are they are. We have no substantive agenda other than to wander around in this fascinating, charming, culturally rich, and timeless city.  Of the few activities we do plan, music events are high on the list.  Venice is a city with a spectacular musical history, a tradition of great music and great music-making that appears to be as strong as ever. … Read the full article

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