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post #16 of 1318

It outperforms my Asus Xonar STX

I am unfamiliar with your soundcard but can say that the monitor 02us outperforms my Asus Xonar STX soundcard with opamps upgraded to lme49720nas
post #17 of 1318
And so you connect it to your PC via USB and then to an external dac? If so, what dac do you have and how do you have the monitor 02us connected to your dac?
post #18 of 1318
It has a very competent DAC built in but will also convert a usb input of upto 24bit 192khz to an optical, bnc or coaxial digital output
post #19 of 1318
Are there no devices similar to the Musiland Monitor 02 and 01 US/USD that are made in the USA? I would like to buy one of these but I'm not wanting to send a paypal payment to China through eBay. What other alternatives are there?
post #20 of 1318
I bought mine from Vocative audio in Hong Kong using Paypal.
post #21 of 1318
That's nice but that's not what I asked. Anybody else; your thoughts please. Are there any devices similar to the Musiland Monitor 02 and 01 US/USD that are made in the USA?
post #22 of 1318
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Originally Posted by HotHead View Post
Are there any devices similar to the Musiland Monitor 02 and 01 US/USD that are made in the USA?
with pride or not? coz it'd also matter I guess?
post #23 of 1318
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Are there no devices similar to the Musiland Monitor 02 and 01 US/USD that are made in the USA? I would like to buy one of these but I'm not wanting to send a paypal payment to China through eBay. What other alternatives are there?
Yeah you can find USA made USB/SPDIF converters if you want to spend serious money. The Empirical Audio Offramp 3 & Bel Canto USB Link will do the job but are limited to 24/96khz and cost $500-$1000. I think you are SOL if you expect to find a $60 converter made in the USA. The USA pretty much sticks to high and ultra highend audio manufacturing.
post #24 of 1318
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with pride or not? coz it'd also matter I guess?
Well, of course with pride. I sure do everything with pride. How ya think I came up with my user-name?
post #25 of 1318
There's the wavelength wavelink that showed up at RMAF 2009. Be prepared to fork out ~$900 though.
post #26 of 1318
this looks like a serious bargain. what dac does it use? anyone tried the headphone out?
post #27 of 1318

DAC chip PCM1793

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this looks like a serious bargain. what dac does it use? anyone tried the headphone out?
DAC chip is a pcm1793.
post #28 of 1318
usb 192/24 dac with pcm1793 chip for 140$. just wow. i feel like buying one just out of curiosity

could you be more specific in how it sounds? is it analytical, musical, liquid or grainy, fast or slow?
post #29 of 1318
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Originally Posted by dex85 View Post
usb 192/24 dac with pcm1793 chip for 140$. just wow. i feel like buying one just out of curiosity

could you be more specific in how it sounds? is it analytical, musical, liquid or grainy, fast or slow?
It sounds musical with a liquid neutral sound. Perhaps when compared to much more expensive dacs a little lacking in absolute bass authority. Utterly unfatiguing. Nice sound stage. I have to check the input on my preamp to see whether I am listening to the musiland or the cambridge 840c which I think is pretty cool consider the 840c cost 15 times more.

I bought mine purely out of curiosity with a monitor 01usd. I am much more impressed with the monitor 02us than the monitor 01usd. The monitor 01usd is a bit bright sounding.

I would seriously be amazed if you are not blown away by the monitor 02us.
post #30 of 1318
sounds good, thanks for the impressions
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