The "Tam Audio" web site came out of maintenance mode in the last day or so, featuring lots of life-saving equipment.
Sorry, Mr Wallet.
Have you tried e-mailing him?
The first thing listed under the features is "latest version".
I did try emailing him and am waiting for a reply. I was just hoping someone could put things to rest for me. I know I have been beating this issue but for over $250 and shipping from China, I am not looking forward to having to deal with any sort of return/exchange issues.
Is Tam Audio still in business?
I was nearly ready to buy an M-Stage, but now their eBay store and web site say they're "reorganizing" and will be back on 24 August (i.e., yesterday). While the amp isn't that expensive, I'd want a major discount before I'd buy if they're actually kaput.
Finally, what's the relationship between Tam and matrixelectronics.net? Matrix Electronics' web site claims they have 768 in stock.
I have an order with him waiting for fulfillment. He emailed me saying he was on vacation until about today. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for quick shipping.
I'm sorry, but what is a dual analog M-Stage? Do you mean the standard M-Stage? What is "dual" about it?
It has two rca inputs instead of one rca and one usb on the usb version.
I sold my USB M-Stage after I bought the M-Stage DAC. Now I have the analog M-Stage paired with the DAC.
Now my combined inputs are (3 digital on the DAC) Coaxial, Optical, USB and (1 extra out of 2 analogs on the amp) RCA.
If I used the DAC with the USB M-Stage I'd only have digital inputs available (DAC interconnects with the only available analog input).
So if you don't intend on buying a dedicated DAC, then the M-Stage with USB can be a handy and simple solution.
Otherwise, find your own uDAC and give yourself an extra analog input.
Don't get shocked if your packaging isn't marvellous!
The first item I received took 2 weeks (to Australia) from Tam Audio, being the M-Stage DAC, he had taped the shipping slip to the original box and shipped it like that! I ended up with the original box bashed in and covered in tape and shipping stickers. I'm surprised the DAC came unharmed.
Now after 4 weeks, I've received my OPA627AP's from Tam audio, and this time the item was pinned into a single piece of styrophome with the exposed op-amp's being covered with a single piece of packing tape, and put inside a standard envelope. Again somewhat shocked the item was damaged in some way. A little bit of bubble wrap and an extra piece of styrophome could've gone a long way. I've pulled the tape off the op-amps, having to remove the adhesive residue the tape had left there.
Honestly, I wouldn't say that Tam is the cheapest seller for these Chinese products. He should probably pick up the slack at these prices in my opinion.