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post #106 of 733
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Originally Posted by millerlitescott View Post
An email from Ryan

Hi Scott,

Your old unit has a "loose" soldering joint. After we fix the
soldering joint, everything is fine with your unit.

The new mini amplifier will come out middle of April.

I am glad that you enjoy using our D1, please do let me know if you
have any further question.

Regards and have a nice day!

Ryan
This sounds really cool to me! I would like to see how it fares against other tube amplifier =)
post #107 of 733
Thread Starter 
I don't imagine it will be out until next month. He's still fixing issues with it (such a perfectionist :P). It should be a really nice amp.
post #108 of 733
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Originally Posted by _Spanky_ View Post
I don't imagine it will be out until next month. He's still fixing issues with it (such a perfectionist :P). It should be a really nice amp.
ahh i'm impatient for it's debut! i prefer tube sound for my headphone which is currently unavailable from my mav d1~!
post #109 of 733
After I upgrade the driver the mav is making a "tic tac" every time the music goes, it's normal?
post #110 of 733
Thread Starter 
I'm pretty sure that's either the sample rate changing or the digital signal starting/stopping. It is normal but my concern would be how good it is for the longevity of the unit. It could be ok or it could put a lot of strain.
post #111 of 733
How do I fix this?
post #112 of 733
Thread Starter 
It's nothing to really fix. You could go back to the old driver or use a different input.
post #113 of 733
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Originally Posted by Crookshank View Post
After I upgrade the driver the mav is making a "tic tac" every time the music goes, it's normal?
hmm yeah it's the changing of the sampling rate.

initially the usb output limit the sampling rate at the fixed rate of 16/44.1 so there is no issue with it. after the driver upgrade maverick will adapt itself to the sampling rate of whatever media files you're playing so thus came the clicking sound.

i'm using the optical out from my mac to my maverick and it also clicks every now and then when i switch between audio files =)
post #114 of 733
i wonder how much difffernt the tube preamp sounds from regular rca.

very chic
post #115 of 733
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Originally Posted by techenvy View Post
i wonder how much difffernt the tube preamp sounds from regular rca.

very chic
I've switched between the tube out and the normal out to compare the sound before finally settling for the tube out.

under the tube out, the sound is more refined and musical. I find the difference to be big. Of course, you can roll the tube to further customize the sound to your liking.

overall, I find the attraction of this unit to be its pre-amp tube sound =)
post #116 of 733
Anyone know what the output sensitivity?
post #117 of 733
Thread Starter 

Added a link to the newly created product page & wiki page.

post #118 of 733

Just a quick question:

 

Will I be able to connect some Active Studio Monitors to this DAC via the Analog RCA outs and get volume control from the front panel?

 

:)

post #119 of 733
Thread Starter 

SamTheJarvis, yes you can do that. There is a button on the D1 that enables/disables volume control for both tube and SS RCA outputs.

post #120 of 733

Sounds like this little reliable DAC should fit in nicely in my little system.

 

Thanks :))

 

Another quick question.

 

Is http://www.mavaudio.com the official site at which to buy one of their DACs?

 

Just noticed Spanky, you've put a huge amount of commitment into supporting this DAC, have you got some kind of affiliation with Maverick?


Edited by SamTheJarvis - 5/14/10 at 10:49am
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