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post #601 of 876
You should be I have the M7/M8 combo. . Kingwa ,s stuff is just superb . It's a shame he equipment does not get the publicity like others do. I tell people about audio gd and most people know of it , but with no advertising I just get the looks like I am buying something from a vacuum store . I also own a ref10.32. My first taste of him. All good . Enjoy.

What dac you are using ??
post #602 of 876

I have bought the Audio-GD Reference 7 + USB / Coaxial converter second hand. At that point it was connected with master 5/6.

post #603 of 876
Sabre dac right
post #604 of 876
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Sabre dac right


Nope. It is the one with PCM1704UK Chips.

post #605 of 876

ok i know that one, that's close to the m7 I have . great dac man. there is something about that dac that is very appealing to me.

 

AL D

post #606 of 876

A comparison of Reference 10.32 and M7/M8 combo would be HIGHLY appreciated here!

How is the voicing between the 2? Is the Ref 10 darkish (like the Ref 5.32) and the M7/M8 more neutral?

How about dynamics, definitions and all the technical aspect of the sound?

post #607 of 876
Well I have them but I really wanted someone here to have a post of them. To me they are close in the type of sound sig.

But the overall performance is going to the m7. It is more engaging closer to the music, but not edgy . I just ordered from kingwa the I2S conversion kit . So I can use my off ramp with it . I be leave it will get it closer to the m7.
I have 4 dacs in that price range. The M7/ref10.32/mytek and the Pwd mkii. Audio gd 1704 chips is great with headphones. But the Pwd mkii is great with speakers and last would be the mytek. I guess once I get the kit I will bring it to my office and compare to the ref 10.32 dac.

Al. D
post #608 of 876
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I have just ordered the Master 9 :bigsmile_face:

 

I don't know when I will receive it. When I do I will connect it and I can compare it with my Violectric V200.

 

I will know counting the days. :tongue_smile:


I have received the mail that the Master 9 is ready for shipment.

May be tomorrow I will have a tracking number. Can't wait.

 

Is there anybody who already received their Master 9??

post #609 of 876

You'll recieve it before Friday 6th (if it was by UPS).

 

I have the master 8 and I'd advise you to let the Master 9 heat up well before evaluating it's performance, it works much better if it's heated ( Has much more impact than burn in, I haven't noticed much difference with burn in but it may be sounding smoother) YMMV.

post #610 of 876
I can concur with MO in this , they Are like tube amps in this regard maybe 20 mins or so to be at there best.


Al D
post #611 of 876

If I had the Master 9 they would never get turned-off... LOL

post #612 of 876
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I can concur with MO in this , they Are like tube amps in this regard maybe 20 mins or so to be at there best.


Al D

20 min?

 

I noticed they sound better as it gets hotter haha.Till the point it's close to burning your hands.

post #613 of 876
Maybe so lol, mine are stacked with 4 inches of space between them hence the fans. Anyway the fans were off and I forgot they were on , about two hours man they were HOT ..

Al D
post #614 of 876
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Originally Posted by staalf View Post
 


I have received the mail that the Master 9 is ready for shipment.

May be tomorrow I will have a tracking number. Can't wait.

 

Great stuff. Looking forward to your impressions on the Master 9. From what I've read, it seems like a very promising amp indeed.

post #615 of 876

To those who own the Master 5/6/8/9, what are your thoughts in relation to the amplifier's capabilities in terms of detail retrieval, resolution and microdynamics?

 

In other words, is the amplifier capable of bringing out the utmost micro detail found in good quality recordings that are presented clearly and within their own space (assuming all source equipment have such capabilities)?

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