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post #4126 of 4755
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Originally Posted by nickwin View Post


I can't comment on the 49990 but I can say that a simple opamp swap is extremely easy. I was a little concerned but all it takes is a screw driver to remove the top of the m stage and then you just pull out the old one and stick in th new one. No soldering required. For the couple dollars these things cost it's worth a try.

True 

post #4127 of 4755
M-Stage owner here with LM4562 opamp... also very pleased with how it pairs with my Annies and MDs.
post #4128 of 4755

Was previously going to buy M-stage, but I will say after pulling out a bass slanted but muddy mids opamp from my altoid and swapping in a new LM4562 , the difference in mid-separation and treble detail has been great so I'm also a LM4562 fan as well.

I made sure I got mine from a reputable seller vs getting a dire knock-off from China/Hong Kong being passed off as a LM4562 ruining my entire audio chain.

post #4129 of 4755
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Originally Posted by MunkyNutz View Post

Was previously going to buy M-stage, but I will say after pulling out a bass slanted but muddy mids opamp from my altoid and swapping in a new LM4562 , the difference in mid-separation and treble detail has been great so I'm also a LM4562 fan as well.

I made sure I got mine from a reputable seller vs getting a dire knock-off from China/Hong Kong being passed off as a LM4562 ruining my entire audio chain.

 

The best would be to order a free op directly from Texas Instruments.

post #4130 of 4755

Has anybody tried both Asgard 2 and Matrix M Stage?

 

Which is:

 

1. Faster and with better PRAT

 

2. Cleaner and clearer?

 

3. Crisper and sharper?

 

4. With more forward mids?

 

Can somebody please help?

 

Aakshey

post #4131 of 4755
^ I, too, would like t know this. Add difference in soundstage to that list...
post #4132 of 4755
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Originally Posted by techboy View Post

Has anybody tried both Asgard 2 and Matrix M Stage?

 

Which is:

 

1. Faster and with better PRAT

 

2. Cleaner and clearer?

 

3. Crisper and sharper?

 

4. With more forward mids?

 

Can somebody please help?

 

Aakshey

 

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

^ I, too, would like t know this. Add difference in soundstage to that list...

+1, I want to know that as well 

post #4133 of 4755

Where is the best place to pick up a LM4562?  I'm curious to try it out as well.

 

I saw this seller on ebay:  http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LM4562-Dual-HiFi-Audio-OpAmp-AUTHENTIC-LM4562NA-DIP-8-/160496917340

 

Seems legit and has good feedback.

 

It would be $3.75 + 3 shipping.  Is $7 a good deal with shipping for this opamp?  Any better places or options?

 

Thanks


Edited by DaemonSire - 8/5/13 at 8:00am
post #4134 of 4755
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Originally Posted by DaemonSire View Post

Where is the best place to pick up a LM4562?  I'm curious to try it out as well.

 

I saw this seller on ebay:  http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LM4562-Dual-HiFi-Audio-OpAmp-AUTHENTIC-LM4562NA-DIP-8-/160496917340

 

Seems legit and has good feedback.

 

It would be $3.75 + 3 shipping.  Is $7 a good deal with shipping for this opamp?  Any better places or options?

 

Thanks

 

You can order a free sample here: http://www.ti.com/product/lm4562

post #4135 of 4755

Ordered mine from a seller called "nooelec" from ebay. They stated it's a legit one. I sure hope so. Also getting a Muses 01.

 

Edit: I ordered from that seller. Didn't notice you had posted a link lol.

 

I sure hope the Muses01 is atleast authentic if anything.


Edited by WEeziel - 8/5/13 at 10:11am
post #4136 of 4755
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post

 

You can order a free sample here: http://www.ti.com/product/lm4562

What's the difference between the 4 versions? (Only 2 have free samples). And is this one of those types where you need 2 + an adaptor? I've never swapped opamps before.

post #4137 of 4755

To my understanding, if it's in dual, you only need one. Swapping opamps is very easy though.


Edited by WEeziel - 8/5/13 at 1:05pm
post #4138 of 4755

So the NA version is the dual? What are the other three? That TI website is so technical, I don't understand a word of it rolleyes.gif

 

EDIT: Actually, I just read that the LM4562 is dual-only. So I still don't understand the difference between HA, MA, MAX, and NA confused.gif


Edited by blueangel2323 - 8/5/13 at 1:34pm
post #4139 of 4755

I suppose it is. I ordered the LM4562NA which is DUAL according the ebay listing.

post #4140 of 4755
It is NA version you should order. That package type fits into the Matrix amp. It is also a dual amp, compatible with the stock one.
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