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Musiland Monitor 01 US v. Musiland Monitor 02 USD

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I am looking at purchasing either a Musiland Monitor 01 US or a Musiland Monitor 02 USD.  I am hoping to get some feedback from someone who has owned both.  I believe the only difference is that the 02 is no longer powered by USB but has a dedicated external powersupply.  I was wondering how much of a difference that made?  Are there any other major differences I should know of?  I am able to get the Monitor 01 US for ~50 v. the going rate for the Monitor 02.

 

To let you know what other options I have looked at, I have researched the HRT Media Streamer, Yulong U100, and the Audinst DAC.

 

I need to have a headphone jack and volume control as well as Asynchronus USB to RCA output.  I don’t use headphones right now but want that option.

 

I like the Musiland since you have volume control from your computers keyboard since my computer and AVR are ~6 feet away from the keyboard and monitor and it would be a PITA to constantly have to manually adjust the DAC.

 

This will be going between my computer and the Harman Kardon 3490 reciever I currently have.  Eventually I would like to do away w/ the 3490 and go with a dedicated 2 channel amp (want to be able to drive low impedance speakers like Magneplanar) hence needing volume control of some sort.

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I've (briefly) owned both:

-01USD, horrid drivers and crappy clock synthesis

-02US, too pricey for what it does..everything's a failure in this thing(OP275 opamps, unshielded cheapo SMPS, crappy clock synthesis, etc)

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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post

I've (briefly) owned both:

-01USD, horrid drivers and crappy clock synthesis

-02US, too pricey for what it does..everything's a failure in this thing(OP275 opamps, unshielded cheapo SMPS, crappy clock synthesis, etc)


So what are you using now if anything?
 

 

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you can look up my profile wink.gif


Edited by leeperry - 5/6/11 at 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post

I've (briefly) owned both:

-01USD, horrid drivers and crappy clock synthesis

-02US, too pricey for what it does..everything's a failure in this thing(OP275 opamps, unshielded cheapo SMPS, crappy clock synthesis, etc)


So you wholeheartedly do not recommend both?

 

I honestly thought about pulling the trigger on one to compliment my monitors.

 

Now I honestly don't know if there is a better alternative for around the same price.

 

post #6 of 7

Shouldn't the Musiland 02 be a decent USB device that handles 24/192?

 

AND it does digital output so you can output it to your DAC.

 

I was thinking of the Musiland 02 and digital out to my Maverick D1, since the USB on the D1 isn't that great.

post #7 of 7

the new drivers for musiland o1 - 03 monitors are very good and very stable. No longer crappy and the sound is very good. They are available from here: http://www.musiland.com.cn/downloads/drivers/ . There is good forum support in chinese. I use Google Chrome and it translates on the fly. The forms are here: http://bbs.musiland.com.cn/index.php

 


Edited by tonyo123 - 10/11/11 at 8:53pm
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