is the beresford caiman 2 any good,thinkink of buying one second hand ,mint condition,firmware upgraded chip,computer room going into a arcam delta pre/power system,seller wants between £100 to £120,is it worth it. are they amy good
Yes the Caiman a nice DAC for the money. The SEG is really brillant but you get very good sounds with the Caiman 2 I do not know what they go but think they keep there price well but maybe someone else cn comment
Music is where I find my solace Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two. – Fredric Chopin
Sounds a good price for a Caiman 2, maybe very good.
SEG is better but at least double the money I believe
Music first. Better kit allows more music Discovered and re discovered
Caravan -King Crimson -Pylon -Bent -Michael Shrieve - Whitesnake - Roy Harper - Fairport Convention - Bajofondo Tango Club - Rainer Ptacek - Ciccone Youth - Bruce Hornsby - Manfred Mann's Earthband - UNKLE - The Fall - Wire - John Hiatt - Audioslave- Chris Cornell - Temple of the Dog - Joan as Policewoman - Tangerine Dream - Steeleye Span - Arvo Part - Toumani Diabate - Pete Yorn - Chris Spedding - The Drum Club
seg is a preamp/headphone/dac i think,i dont need a preamp,i just want it for,dac,headphone,for imac,i will be also using a arcam 290 cd player,plus biamped arcams,if some one thinks the price is ok i will buy it,i need a usb connection on the dac,its for a computer room,also is it much better than a bush 2 as the bush 2 seems to be a bit bright,soundstage is very wide,maybe to wide.
The Caiman-II is a great step-up because of the firmware that Stan developed for it. Mode 3 (4 LED flashes) is superb, developing real dimensional space around the performers. The SEG is a further development, optimising the circuit improvements made to the II over its lifetime.
SACD Player: Ayre C-5xe MP; Turntable: Technics SL-1210, Dynavector DV507-II arm, Shelter 5000 cart; Streaming: Raspberry Pi 3, Allo DigiOne, Beresford Caiman SEG; Phono Preamp: Aurorasound VIDA; Preamp: Pass Labs XP-20; Power Amp: Belles SA-100; Speakers: Usher Dancer Be-20 with SPEC RSP-901EX; Regenerator: PS Audio Power Plant P10.
? Mode 3 (4 LED flashes)what does this mean.Martin,as i said i have bush 2 with upgrade chip,I use speakers mainly,what h/phones would you partner the caiman 2 with i use cheap senns at moment and is there a big step up in sound quality over bush 2,if its a huge upgrade i will buy today,would you buy the caimon over bush if so why,also what would be a good choice of phones with the caiman in mind