Seems more like a layout/assembly revision than a circuit change. Ala Bryston BHA-1 revisions that all share the same circuit but different layouts.
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The MK II is the only full size DAC that I've listened to for more than a 1/2 hour. And for me it has and continues to be a phenomenal piece of kit, making my music which is mostly 44.1/16 sound the best it ever has. The dealer I bought it from has a good selection of other DACs and he said it is very highly rated and continues to be compared to high end DACs costing double and triple more.
When I told a friend I purchased it he wrote "The folks at Changstar praise the PWD Mk2 highly" I have not sought out these comments.
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!
Hope that is code for under $2300 which is the 'normal' street price for a new one.
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
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!
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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.