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post #91 of 273
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Originally Posted by toanaldino View Post
I got my MK-4 on monday. I had a good experience dealing with Stanley, paypalled on Friday arrived in Australia on monday afternoon and the communication was exceptional, very pleased. In terms of overall performance, I'm not too good in describing how it sounds, but I'm very happy with the dac. I got it connected to my x-fi platinum using optical.

Highly reccommended for an entry level DAC
Congrats, toanaldino! You're probably the first MK4er! And thanx for the first impressions. Keep us posted on any developments, + or -.
post #92 of 273
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Originally Posted by happyhifibasten View Post
Thanks Cyberjim, Toanaldino and penguindude. I just sent an email to Stanley and hope he will reply me soon. I will be happy if I can receive it before the end of next week (will probably take more days to reach east coast US I guess).
He's amazingly quick! If my experience is any indication, I'd say 3-4 days to the East Coast. I'm in the Pacific and got the MK3 in 2! Keep us posted on your experience after it arrives.

EDIT: Oops. I didn't see P-dude's estimate of shipping time. He was on the money with mine so his is a lot more accurate than mine.
post #93 of 273
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Originally Posted by toanaldino View Post
I'm using optical for mine, and it sounds fantastic!!

I might have very well be the first with MK-IV
I'm using optical with my MK3. Definitely the way to go.
post #94 of 273
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I'm using optical with my MK3. Definitely the way to go.
That's also my experience. I am not sure why some other users say they get a better results with COAX. I am using the original TOSLINK lead that used to be shipped with the TC-7510. These were specially designed for the TC-7510 and I haven't yet read anywhere that the Stanley TOSLINK lead was not as good as any hegh-end TOSLINK lead from another source.

Mind you, I hope to be trying his COAX Digital lead soon . This is the technical stuff I got about the new lead:
1. The solder used is silver solder. This gives a lower jitter error compared to any other solder, based on our tests.
2. Cable is a combination of OFC and PCOCC. This gives a superior digital transfer for DTS, Pro-Logic, etc. compared to leads made only of OFC or PCOCC. The two different material manufacturing processes cannot effectively cater for dual channel and multi channel bandwidth requirements.
3. The flexible outer sleeving is abrasion proof and can bend at considerable tighter angels for cable runs where cables fitted with a plastic mesh are just not able to go due to their lower bending radius.
4. Center dielectric insulation material is based on the same material as used in high frequency satellite transmissions, and military installations where bit accurate data transmissions are vital. So signal drops and degradation over long runs are far lower than conventional dielectrics. At the cable length of 1 meter signal losses cannot be measured.
5. The 144 strand cross wound braid exceeds digital transmission cable specifications, and offers total control of electrical and magnetic disturbance even in close proximity of the cable. This makes it immensely suitable in situations where a large number of cables or situated, including mains or analogue/digital video/audio cables.

The proto type was fantastic. I hope the finished article can deliver a killer punch in price and performance. Based on the quote I received I might get several of them to try .
post #95 of 273
Does the MKIV require a Standard Fiber Optic To Mini Fiber Optic Configuration?
post #96 of 273
Hang on...? You guys got cables ?

I didn't
post #97 of 273
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Originally Posted by toric334 View Post
Hang on...? You guys got cables ?

I didn't
I declined Stanley's offer of an optical cable because I probably had something lying around at home and said "meh"... if I had known he provided a really nice cable I would have taken him up on it.
post #98 of 273
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Originally Posted by strangemusic View Post
I declined Stanley's offer of an optical cable because I probably had something lying around at home and said "meh"... if I had known he provided a really nice cable I would have taken him up on it.
Same here - MKIV should arrive today or tomorrow. I'd like to know if the regaular TOSlink I have will do or will I need to get a Standard Fiber Optic To Mini Fiber Optic cable?
post #99 of 273
The optical cable was dropped from the normal box configuration some time ago. I think he gave away the 1st 100 pieces. There was too many talk on the internet that the coax input sounded better, so I guess adding an expensive toslink lead was a waste of time if nobody used it. The lead doesn't even appear on his site anymore. But he sends out test samples from time to time after asking if someone wants to trial the latest design and tweaks. Kinda odd for a lead you can't buy on its own anywhere .
I was asked to try out a 3rd sample of a coax lead. I hear that the previous samples were tried out by other people. Saw it mentioned on a different forum. I guess the one I have been asked to try must be the final design of the coax lead. I shall ask permission to take some pics and post.
post #100 of 273
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Originally Posted by Turn&cough View Post
Does the MKIV require a Standard Fiber Optic To Mini Fiber Optic Configuration?
Standard fiber optic.
post #101 of 273
Me too, I rejected the optical cable when I ordered my MKIII because I had already bought a Techlink, if not I bought it from him.
He is a very talkative and friendly person.
post #102 of 273
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Originally Posted by penguindude View Post
Standard fiber optic.
Just got mine 15 min ago. It's up and running(coax) with SB3 and STB. So far quite happy. Ordered Saturday - pretty fast.
post #103 of 273
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Just got mine 15 min ago. It's up and running(coax) with SB3 and STB. So far quite happy. Ordered Saturday - pretty fast.
Nice! Apparently only Canadian east coast takes 2 weeks to ship. Curse you CanadaPost!
post #104 of 273
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Originally Posted by penguindude View Post
Nice! Apparently only Canadian east coast takes 2 weeks to ship. Curse you CanadaPost!
I'm in Montréal
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I'm in Montréal
WHA? I was in Kingston (not too far from Montreal) and it took a bit over 2 weeks! Lucky you.
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