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post #121 of 857

Anyhooooo, I have diched my external headphone amps for a few days to see what the M-Dac's headphone amp section is capable of. I am amazed by the M-Dac in every sense.....

 

Feeding via RCA output to HifiMan EF-5 (capable of driving almost any phone) - Great with my HE-6 and LCD-2

 

Feeding via balanced XLR's>Hirose into iBasso PB-2 - Great with ES5's and LCD-2

 

On board Headphone amp - Great synergy with LCD-2!!

 

All of the above is based upon ipod classic (Lossless) > CLAS > M-Dac

 

With the exception of the LCD-2 the M-Dac is the best money I spent in 2011!

post #122 of 857

Spud. May I know if you can hear any difference between the digital out of the SBT and that of the CLAS? Thanks!

post #123 of 857

Goodness, just chanced upon this thread. M-DAC is definitely worth looking at besides the Rein Audio X-DAC that I've short listed as well.

 

Is the M-DAC also an amp?

post #124 of 857

The more I listen to the M-Dac the more I realise what value for money this thing is. The Headphone Amp Section of this is just sweet, this thing is a One Box Solution.....

 

 

post #125 of 857

Guys. I received a call 5 mins ago to go pick up my MDAC from the shop. It's here!!!

post #126 of 857

Finally in Singapore! Time to get a comparison to my moded D1.
 

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Guys. I received a call 5 mins ago to go pick up my MDAC from the shop. It's here!!!


 

 

post #127 of 857
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Originally Posted by Blurpapa View Post

Guys. I received a call 5 mins ago to go pick up my MDAC from the shop. It's here!!!



Congrats!  Please post some pics and impressions when you are able to tear yourself away from the new dac ;)

post #128 of 857
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Finally in Singapore! Time to get a comparison to my moded D1.
 


 

 


Available at Alpha Audio?

post #129 of 857

Hi guys. I am prob the last person who can give a proper review on a DAC because I've never owned a dedicated DAC before. Compared to my IPod-CLAS-SR71B setup, my PC-MDAC-SR71B setup is really leagues ahead. On top of a flood of details, the soundstage is so much wider and precise.

 

And I can very confidently say that the bass reaches significantly deeper. My main complaint on my portable setup running the LCD2r2 is the slightly thin and bright reproduction. The MDAC definitely injects a fuller and meatier sound. Is the technical term for that called mid bass? If it is, it definitely isn't accompanied by any bloat. Did I mention the deeper bass? Haha, that really impressed me and made my day.

 

After i picked up the MDAC, the plan was to setup the unit and let it run in for 2 days before any proper listening but I've not been able to tear myself away from listening to it since 3 hours ago. 

post #130 of 857


 

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Available at Alpha Audio?



You can find it at City Electronics Aka Par Audio at #01-46 of Sim Lim Sq. Tel: 63330360. It's retailing for SGD1,100. 

 


Edited by Blurpapa - 12/13/11 at 7:05am
post #131 of 857
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Originally Posted by Blurpapa View Post

Hi guys. I am prob the last person who can give a proper review on a DAC because I've never owned a dedicated DAC before. Compared to my IPod-CLAS-SR71B setup, my PC-MDAC-SR71B setup is really leagues ahead. On top of a flood of details, the soundstage is so much wider and precise.

 

And I can very confidently say that the bass reaches significantly deeper. My main complaint on my portable setup running the LCD2r2 is the slightly thin and bright reproduction. The MDAC definitely injects a fuller and meatier sound. Is the technical term for that called mid bass? If it is, it definitely isn't accompanied by any bloat. Did I mention the deeper bass? Haha, that really impressed me and made my day.

 

After i picked up the MDAC, the plan was to setup the unit and let it run in for 2 days before any proper listening but I've not been able to tear myself away from listening to it since 3 hours ago. 



Congratulations beerchug.gif

 

Are you just using the Headphone Amp of the M-Dac or external amp? I've just been using the M-Dacs amp for a few days now and am really impressed. Thinking of sheading some external amps now as they seem redundant with such a brilliant one built in. Neater too of course as no extra cables/wires.

 

Anyway, enjoy!

 

post #132 of 857

If you want a set in Singapore, do it fast, not much unit left.

 

Agree.... I can ditch my maverick audio D1 for sure, and Shiit lyr is in great danger, lol....

 

There are so much space and Air between each instruments!

post #133 of 857
Does it have dual DAC chips for truly balanced XLR output? I've been waiting for the DacMagic Plus, but looks like I'm going to get this one instead smily_headphones1.gif
post #134 of 857

Have you checked the DacMagic + Thread? I didn't know of the DacMagic + when I bought the M-Dac and recon it's just as well.

post #135 of 857

All sold out at Par Audio, Singapore.

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