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post #3196 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Diseree View Post

Any difference between BCL and M-Stage?
It seems that amplifier section is very similar.

After reading the last few posts I'm afraid to say anything!

Rumour has it that the real difference between the two units is the component quality. I fear adding anything more LOL!wink.gif

BTW, I am 54, but I shall fight the impulse to say "Behave"!
post #3197 of 4892

And the M-Stage has two sets of analogue inputs with a switch at the front to change which input you listen to.  The USB version replaces an analogue input with USB digital input.

post #3198 of 4892

awesome review

post #3199 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

And the M-Stage has two sets of analogue inputs with a switch at the front to change which input you listen to.  The USB version replaces an analogue input with USB digital input.

 

I really like the dual-analog inputs and toggle switch combo. It makes it easy to switch sources from PC to BD player and back again.

post #3200 of 4892
Okay its is just my amp, or does the m-stage in general not separate vocals the best?

Its just that after A/B-ing with my T1's, I feel that the Fiio E9 does a better job at separating the vocals than the m-stage. I'm a little confused...
Edited by itshot - 11/3/12 at 10:27pm
post #3201 of 4892
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Okay its is just my amp, or does the m-stage in general not separate vocals the best?
Its just that after A/B-ing with my T1's, I feel that the Fiio E9 does a better job at separating the vocals than the m-stage. I'm a little confused...

 

I know this doesn't really answer your question, but anyway............

 

I think the M Stage is a better amp than my E17, but the difference is not drastic.

For me, the M Stage has a bit more space, a bit more air.

post #3202 of 4892

Just wanted to post and let you folks know that you'll be seeing me more often around these parts. My m-stage should be coming in this week :)

 

The talk of rca interconnects making a difference in sound has kind of bummed me a little. I really skimped on them and bought some really really inexpensive ones, these ones. I think i'll have to find some better ones, any recommendations? Preferably in europe.

post #3203 of 4892
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The talk of rca interconnects making a difference in sound has kind of bummed me a little. I really skimped on them and bought some really really inexpensive ones, these ones. I think i'll have to find some better ones, any recommendations? Preferably in europe.

 

hahah, they have just calmed down biggrin.gif

Anyway, you can have a look at THESE, which are not bad. The biggest improvement that I and some other guys heard was with a DIY cable, it was about 40-50 euros only for the parts (the cable and rca plugs).

post #3204 of 4892

Has anybody used this with the o-dac? I'm very curious about how well these two would pair :)

post #3205 of 4892
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Has anybody used this with the o-dac? I'm very curious about how well these two would pair :)

 

I'll probably be able to tell you in a few weeks. I have both on order, but the ODAC will take a while since they don't have the rca version in stock atm.

post #3206 of 4892

offtopic

just noticed bender is wearing he-400 not lcd2 anymore... and bender doesn't SLEEP!?!
 

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Originally Posted by Guess? View Post

 

hahah, they have just calmed down biggrin.gif

Anyway, you can have a look at THESE, which are not bad. The biggest improvement that I and some other guys heard was with a DIY cable, it was about 40-50 euros only for the parts (the cable and rca plugs).

 

Thanks for the link. Those look good, and not expensive at all.

post #3208 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Guess? View Post

offtopic

just noticed bender is wearing he-400 not lcd2 anymore... and bender doesn't SLEEP!?!
 

 

Yeah he's been expanding his collection recently, what with all the money he's been stealing biggrin.gif

post #3209 of 4892
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Has anybody used this with the o-dac? I'm very curious about how well these two would pair :)

 

Yes, I have.  They sound fine.  DACs don't really influence the sound signature all that much from my experience.

post #3210 of 4892
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Yes, I have. They sound fine. DACs don't really influence the sound signature all that much from my experience.

Thanks Good to hear. So would upgrading from the e17 to the o-dac be worth it? I like the eq function of the Fiio but I'd consider upgrading if the o-dac is more resolving smily_headphones1.gif
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