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post #1141 of 1569

I would look for a used MKII that has the ability to run both 2.02 and 2.20 firmware.  In my rig, 2.20 is painful while 2.02 is excellent.  Not all MKII's can run 2.02.
 

post #1142 of 1569

One more PWD mk2 owner here. Just pulled the trigger on a heavily discounted new one off A-gon. Since many of you mentioned that the differences between this one and other TOTL DACs are really very minuscule, I decided to buy American for ease of access to maintenance (if need be), ease of return and to support local economy as much as possible (even though I suspect that large portion of the DAC are sourced oversees).  i have the DL iii from PS Audio, so I know the product quality from that company. I cannot wait to hear it! 

post #1143 of 1569

Congrats Viktor.  Great move.

 

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post #1144 of 1569
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

One more PWD mk2 owner here. Just pulled the trigger on a heavily discounted new one off A-gon.

 

Hope that is code for under $2300 which is the 'normal' street price for a new one.

post #1145 of 1569

Thats exactly what it was. I meant discounted off MSRP not that I got some awesome deal. Still I am pretty happy about it. 

 

 

And Thanks Darryl. beerchug.gif

post #1146 of 1569
This was a pretty interesting watch about the birth of the PWD. Seems the boards are stuffed right here in the USA...

http://youtu.be/bBxj-OS-rlQ
post #1147 of 1569
At what setting do you folks keep the volume control of the PWD?
I am leaving it at 100% and controlling with the amp.

Do you think it's ok to stack something on top? Being careful of the finish.
Edited by Saraguie - 5/20/13 at 9:10pm
post #1148 of 1569

The PWD Mk2 was delivered today. And I just want to second what everyone else here said -- this is a very nice DAC! For now I am just streaming my iPod Classic over NDS1, and even through this basic set up I am enjoying the spacial layout, detail and extension. Thank you all who posted your thoughtful assessments and advice. I cannot wait to plug that thing into my main rig! 

post #1149 of 1569

NativeX for the win =)

post #1150 of 1569

Interested in auditioning this DAC. Do any PWD owners run output to both headphone amps and powered speakers/monitors? One of features of my m903 that I really like is the ability to switch outputs and assign volume independently.

post #1151 of 1569
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

NativeX for the win =)

I am on it! Thanks!

post #1152 of 1569
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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post

Do any PWD owners run output to both headphone amps and powered speakers/monitors?

 

You certainly can.  I used the balanced out to my Dynaudio and single ended to a FirstWatt for a little while.  The output is high enough to not need more gain from a pre.

post #1153 of 1569
Congrats for making a decision Cante. That's the hardest part of the process and I think you've made a wise choice.
post #1154 of 1569

If PS is reading though... a PWD2 without the bridge possibility in a case built to size would be awesome.  I love a brick as much as the next guy but for a desktop rig, it eats a lot of real-estate for something that internally bridge removed isn't that big.

post #1155 of 1569
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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post

Interested in auditioning this DAC. Do any PWD owners run output to both headphone amps and powered speakers/monitors? One of features of my m903 that I really like is the ability to switch outputs and assign volume independently.

 


I do, run the balanced to WA22 and unbalanced to Marantz vintage receiver.

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