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MHDT Havana DAC

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Anybody checked this out yet? As a former Paradisea owner I'd be curious to hear how it compares.
MHDT Havana
post #2 of 2494
I currently own a Paradisea+ and if it's a definite upgrade, then I'd certainly want to get one too :-)

I think they're great little units.
post #3 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Fing View Post
I currently own a Paradisea+ and if it's a definite upgrade...
At roughly 40% more I would like to think it is.
post #4 of 2494
I had a Dialogue II quite a while back, one of the things that bugged me about it was it was very noisy, I wonder if he's fixed that with these newer DAC's.
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I had a Dialogue II quite a while back, one of the things that bugged me about it was it was very noisy, I wonder if he's fixed that with these newer DAC's.
they did.
post #6 of 2494
Wow, so this is cool. Gotta say I kinda miss the all acrylic look, but the metal looks nice too.

I wonder if this is targeted as an upgrade over the Paradisea.
If it is, I may just have to get myself one to compare.

Thanks for the info Turn&Cough
post #7 of 2494
I find it a shame it doesnt do hdcd, especially for that amount og money. But htats just me.
post #8 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Towert7 View Post
Wow, so this is cool. Gotta say I kinda miss the all acrylic look, but the metal looks nice too.

I wonder if this is targeted as an upgrade over the Paradisea.
If it is, I may just have to get myself one to compare.

Thanks for the info Turn&Cough
Please do

I wish there was more info actually about how these are designed and especially whether the USB interface has been updated.
post #9 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Fing View Post
Please do

I wish there was more info actually about how these are designed and especially whether the USB interface has been updated.
Haha, even if I did get it I wouldn't be able to tell you those things.
I can only say how I think it sounds.

I do want to purchase it.
post #10 of 2494
The concept of leaving out op-amp and using tube buffer in DAC is just what I am looking for. But I balk at the 900 price tag.
post #11 of 2494
Did some more digging and found something here

diyAudio Forums - PCM56P with tube output stage non oversampling dac opinion

Looks like that the circuit or design idea has been around for sometime, and is becoming popular again?
post #12 of 2494
I have asked to purchase one when they have it ready. The Havana is targeted as an upgrade over the Paradisea+, so I am very interested to compare it with my Paradisea (because I absolutely love my Paradisea+). This should be a very nice comparison.

Boy, I wonder what the
Havana > Woo WA5-LE > headphone
setup would sound like.
post #13 of 2494
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I do want to purchase it.
So do I.
Does anybody out there need a kidney? I'll let you have one of mine for a grand.
post #14 of 2494
It seems that the Havana has arrived at my home. I get home tomorrow. This should be a fun week!

I'm very excited.
post #15 of 2494
Damn - that was fast!

Nice going! Eagerly awaiting impressions :-)
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