Ok this is pretty annoying, I've been using a Sony MDS-JE520 MD recorder as a DAC (transport is a Rega Planet 2000) for a few months and decided to 'upgrade' to the V-DAC.
I've so far put about 20 hours of music through the MF V-DAC and I have to say that it does not sound as good as the JE520, this maybe down to a lack of burn in time (I'm hoping).
The Sony has more richness with male and female vocals, has a clearer, tighter top end although bass delivery is pretty much the same, the comparison was made using an MF XCAN-V3 with a pair of AKG K601's.
Surely a £150 24/192 MF product should sound better than £150 20/48 10 year old MD recorder?
Has anyone else tried a similar comparison, will the MF better the Sony after burn-in, I sincerely hope so.