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Majestic Pre-DAC 1st Review

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    Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 9:10pm
Thank you to Hi-Fi Pig for the recommendation - first time out for review.

http://hifipig.com/graham-slee-majestic-dac/

Quote "This is a Rolls or Bentley with real wood veneer not carbon fibre, and super soft suspension, not spine shattering hardness. This product oozes quality and musicality with a useful analogue input thrown in. Yes, there are cheaper DACs out there, but this one is musical where many out there might just be telling you fibs."

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fatmangolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 9:25pm
Well deserved praise Graham. A fine review by someone with taste and good ears, and not above a poke at the 'spec' reviewers.
Jon

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Drewan77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 10:16pm
Good to see a positive review focusing on the pure musicality of the Majestic and the sense of realism it brings to digital sources. It is an outstanding piece of kit, so typical of the products GSP produce

I would wager that in a blind test, this could hold its own against almost anything out there

Well done Graham...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 10:43pm
Originally posted by Drewan77 Drewan77 wrote:



I would wager that in a blind test, this could hold its own against almost anything out there




I don't even own mine yet but I already feel the same after experiencing the Bitzie. I have absolutely no doubt at all and putting down £1600 for it without a home loan doesn't concern me in the slightest. Audiophiles who can look past their love of equipment should share the same faith.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote morris_minor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2014 at 8:57am
I agree with Jon, Andrew and Ash - a good review from someone who gets where Graham is coming from. About time too! Hopefully more people will take notice now . . . .



Edited by morris_minor - 02 Dec 2014 at 8:57am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RichW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2014 at 11:30am
Great comments on the Majestic's sound quality - like many of the positive comments already made  by owners on the forum - & a very apt conclusion!
Not sure about the 'anorexic' description though. That would apply to those overly slim DVD
players that are around these days but not the Majestic's very solid & compact form.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CageyH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2014 at 4:46pm
It sounds like a wonderful piece of kit.
I am so tempted to borrow one on the loan scheme, but at this moment in my life, it's so low down on the list of priorities that to borrow one would be under false pretences. The temptation would then become too great, and I would end up with Mrs H stringing me up.

It is nice to see recognition for the Brand, and more importantly the man behind the brand and the quality of his components. If I am honest, Graham Slee kit hardly ever gets mention on the forums I am a member of. I do my bit to raise awareness where I can, but there is only so much you can do before you annoy people.
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