Originally Posted by strannik
Project86, do you have any plans on getting a D2? Perhaps a review unit? Would love to read another one of your reviews for it, like the one you did for D1.
Originally Posted by DarknightDK
Me too. I'd really like to know how the new D2 stacks up against players in the $3-4k territory. The D2 seems like an excellent value.
I will be getting the D2, to compare directly to my D1. I'll certainly post my impressions. It won't be near as long as my D1 review - I'm backed up on a bunch of other projects, and frankly I don't think I'll need to cover the same ground over again since it should be similar in character to the original. Plus I have a new baby due in April so time will be limited for me. But I will post my impressions and compare to some of the higher priced DACs I've owned/heard, as soon as possible.
Originally Posted by Asr
I've been anticipating the D2 announcement and it looks pretty awesome - it has exactly the features I'm looking for: async USB input at 24/96 minimum plus balanced output, using a DAC (chip) that's supposed to be pretty good, in a compact form factor. I'll probably end up buying one eventually. I've been considering other DACs too (including the recently-announced NAD M51, among others) but the D2 looks the most interesting as it's also the cheapest I've seen that combines hi-res async USB input with balanced output (without being suspiciously cheap, like the Cambridge Audio units).
I loved the idea of the NAD M2, and if I did more serious listening through speakers I'd probably get one of those. So when I saw that the M51 was just the DAC section of the M2, I thought it was a great idea. HDMI inputs for playing 2-channel Blu-ray audio releases? Yes please! I may have to try it some day. I don't like the fact that it has no front panel controls though.
So much great gear to try, so little time and money....
Originally Posted by MayaTlab
Glad to see they've added balnced outputs.
According to their e-shop, the D2 seems to be wired either for 110V or 240V operations. Does it therefore mean that I won't be able to use it from one continent to another if I travel ? Or will is the 240V version still compatible with 11V regions (like Violectric equipments) ?
I get the impression that there is some hardware differences, so it wouldn't work the way you want.