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M2Tech Young DAC

post #1 of 84
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How about this??

Young-DAC-400px.jpg

 

M2Tech's Vaughan Reference DAC adds a built-in digital volume control to the 32/384 DAC section plus the following:
 

  • Input sampling frequencies (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384
  • Resolution: up to 32 bits (USB), up to 24 bits (other inputs)
  • Inputs: USB (B-type female), S/PDIF (2 x RCA and 2 x 75 Ohms BNC, dual AES for 384kHz), AES/EBU (2 x XLR dual AES for 384kHz), Toslink (2 x for dual AES), ST (2 x for dual AES), straight I2S, external master clock
  • Outputs: single-ended on RCA and balanced XLR, plus a headphone ouput on 6.35mm jack socket
  • Power supply: 115-230VAC, optional high current lythium battery with battery changer available
  • Controls and display: standby and select buttons, encoder, dual large matrix display to show locked frequency and selected input.
  • The Vaughan features 8 D/A IC's (4 per channel in mono mode). A digital dithered volume control will allow for using the Vaughan as a preamplifier. The headphone output is made with a discrete components amplifier.
  • Brushed aluminum case and grilled front panel
  • Dimensions: 440 x 80 x 440 mm.

 

http://tweekgeek.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-hi-resolution-dacs-and-interfaces.html


Edited by Dynobot - 9/26/10 at 6:50pm
post #2 of 84

That's a lot.


Edited by wuwhere - 9/26/10 at 7:16pm
post #3 of 84

The Vaughan is priced in the same league as ultra high-end DACs from Weiss, Berkeley, and Esoteric. It had better be REALLY good.


Edited by DaveBSC - 9/26/10 at 9:29pm
post #4 of 84

I cant see why more interest isnt raised over this DAC.  I havent listened to it as yet but at the price and spec it seems like a bargain. Plus the ability to take 24/384 off USB from a PC or Mac.  The M2Tech hiface units are well loved.  This looks even better.

 

Does anyone own one yet that could provide some thoughts? I have seen one review and it sounds great.

 

  http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/Young-DAC-M2Tech-384khz-Async-USB

post #5 of 84

Perhaps M2Tech lost some credibility from the way they handled the HiFace.

post #6 of 84

There are issues with channel inversion and no output on the units sold to customers ATM

post #7 of 84

 

I am quite keen on buying one so would appreciate any user reviews. Especially if they are having issues etc. My understanding is that it has only just come out.
post #8 of 84

1100 Euros RRP - so not quite the same!
 

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Originally Posted by DaveBSC View Post

The Vaughan is priced in the same league as ultra high-end DACs from Weiss, Berkeley, and Esoteric. It had better be REALLY good.

post #9 of 84
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Originally Posted by hawkhead View Post

1100 Euros RRP - so not quite the same!
 

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Originally Posted by DaveBSC View Post

The Vaughan is priced in the same league as ultra high-end DACs from Weiss, Berkeley, and Esoteric. It had better be REALLY good.


 

What you think of is the Young DAC, not the Vaughan which is priced at ~$6k. Two different beasts.
 

post #10 of 84

Yes sorry I am confused - I will shut up now!

post #11 of 84
I saw the young advertised on tweekgeek. It is expensive there at $2k USD. It is only $1500 in Australia.
post #12 of 84
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Originally Posted by Kremer930 View Post

I saw the young advertised on tweekgeek. It is expensive there at $2k USD. It is only $1500 in Australia.


$2K is a lot for an unproven M2Tech DAC. That's considerably more than the W4S and the Northstar USB DAC deals on Audiogon. It's also about what a used Ayre costs.

post #13 of 84
The M2tech Young looks to be back in stock. Does anyone know if PureMusic can upsample a track, even 192, up to 384?

The Young is able to convert 384 via USB but does not appear to upsample internally.

 

post #14 of 84

I *really* wish they would sort out their Mac/Linux drivers, though.

post #15 of 84
An Australian shop that sells them says that they don't have any issues. I didn't geta chance to ask if he had tried to decode 384 out of it though.

 

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