Pros: Warm, smooth sound. Sharp powerful base. Clarity. Great price
Cons: Don't have one so far
So I wanted to buy a desktop amp/dac. I’ve been searching around not only for great price, but great performance too. One of my friends told me about Maverick Audio and how he loved his D1. I went over and was blown away by the quality of the sound. So I decided to buy a D2 and A1 with the upgraded tubes.
Let me say Ryan was a big help. He answered all my questions and not only that, but really quick too. I received my order in only 3 days, which is really impressive. When i received my items. First thing I noticed was how well packaged it was. The built itself was top notch. The case is well built and with a brush metal finish. I finished setting up and I let it burn in for couple of days.
I have a pair of ATH-M50. I put on some orchestral (Final Fantasy Distant Worlds II) lossless and I was blown away. First thing I was the clarity and the little details I couldn’t hear before like the plucking on the harps. Next thing I noticed was the bass. Bass was punchy, but not overwhelming. Exactly what i like. I know quite some people who dont’ recommend tubes, but solid states. They are wrong. It produces a smooth warm sound. Not to mention power and the dynamic sound it gives off.
For the price. Don’t think any amp or dac could beat the price and quality it has. Even tho it’s made in China, quality is 10/10. I know a lot of people are hesitant when buying stuff from China. There is sellers who sell cheap products and the quality is just bad. Ryan in the other hand sells cheap products, but great quality.
Overall, I would recommend the A1 and D2. Not only is it cheap, but the sound is amazing and you’ll be blown away. I am very happy with my purchase and let me tell you I don’t regret buying it. If you have any questions. I’m sure Ryan would be happy to answer all of them.