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Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Reviews

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alien3456

Perfect little gatekeeper for all your audio needs

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Pros: Tons of inputs, easy source selection

Cons: Some interference between sources

All the other reviews sum up my feelings about this. It's a great all-in-one component. I have my PS3, computer, stereo, and portable devices all feeding audio to the TubeMagic D1. It handles them with ease and doesn't get uncomfortably hot like other amps I've used.   Only flaw I've noticed is that my computer generates a slight signal noise that carries through the SPDIF connection. It's unnoticeable when the volume is set to comfortable levels for the computer, but if I leave the computer on, switch the source to my PS3/portable device, I have to turn the volume up, and the signal noise becomes noticeable until I turn the computer off or disconnect the SPDIF cable. This...
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middachten

Good value, great versatility, pleasant sound

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Pros: Great connection options, flexible modding options, good sound

Cons: Slightly lacking detail in HF

  After following the discussion on this forum for a few weeks I decided to go for the D1. I've input from many of you to be very helpful. Thanks for that!   I was looking for an amp/dac that could for the time being replace my TC-electronic Konnekt D24. I haven't read much about this device around here. For me it has been a reliable and high quality work horse in my private project studio. But since I wanted to start streaming audio to my main system in the living room, I've abused this DAC/amp for that.... I have a Philips NP2900 with the digital output connected to the DAC. The last few months I am using the Konnekt more and more in my studio/rehearsal room. And decided to move it back...
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Rhamnetin

Fantastic value for the money

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Pros: Versatile with lots of functionality, can be upgraded, good build quality, amazing value

Cons: Noise floor, not very detailed

About Me: I'm just a young man who loves music.  My music taste is quite selective but not limited to one genre: I listen to some acoustic rock, melodeath, classical, and soundtrack music.  I don't really believe in burn-in, and upgrading cables and using power conditioners are secondary to me.  I generally prefer a neutral sound but I'm fine with mid-range warmth, some mid-range forwardness, some darkness, or even slight brightness, as long as there are no extremes.   My System:   Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD sound card - Features a PCM1794 DAC and no amplifier.  I only used stock opamps: JRC211D on the I/V stage, and LME49710NA on the...
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s0126471

Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1

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Pros: Lots of inputs, simple design

Cons: too minimalistic? only one phono input

I've been playing around with the D1 for a few days now, and I must admit, its pretty good.   The large number of input possibilities (Optical, Coax, Analog in) as well as the built in USB DAC at this price makes it a very good value-for-money (if not a bargain) buy. The tube pre-amp is also a nice touch.   Considering that Maverick audio do sell these as a 'Desktop mini series', I only use mine in association with a computer and some bookshelf speakers (with the purchase of the D1 companion, the Tubemagic A1). I can see people using this as a 'mini standalone speaker system' though, and it does have the tools to do a (entry level) job.   The design looks solid. The dials...
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