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Thanks .sup

 

Here is a photo of the internals

 

 

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I too, have had four DACs inside the listening room in the last 18 months - ownership/evaluation. I'm being careful with that potential addiction as well. I'm sure you've got an answer by now, that only one section will be activated when hooking up the balanced DAC in SE. I had the Balanced Havana in for a couple of months last summer.

 

Could a modded balanced Stockholm be in my future?

post #107 of 146
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Thanks for the pic it looks amazing! I always wondered if a tube dac and tube amp would be too much in terms of "tubey" sound or too "toobish" if you know what I mean. Have you tried it?

 

No. I paired the Mhdt Balanced Havana with the WooAudio WA 6 Special Edition with good results. The amp doesn't sound tubey to begin with. But your potential match up will depend on your front-end, amp and tube selection.

 

Also, for comparison, I connected the DAC to my Pioneer SX-650. The differences in warmth between to two amps weren't very much. But like running water, this will vary...

post #108 of 146
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Thanks my dear friend, not as good as your source, but would do for the minute.

my source is a little piece of junkbiggrin.gif

post #109 of 146
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beerchug.gif

 

I too, have had four DACs inside the listening room in the last 18 months - ownership/evaluation. I'm being careful with that potential addiction as well. I'm sure you've got an answer by now, that only one section will be activated when hooking up the balanced DAC in SE. I had the Balanced Havana in for a couple of months last summer.

 

Could a modded balanced Stockholm be in my future?

 

The problem is that both tubes are on all the time even if you are on SE mode.

That's why I opted for a SE option.

post #110 of 146
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beerchug.gif

 

I too, have had four DACs inside the listening room in the last 18 months - ownership/evaluation. I'm being careful with that potential addiction as well. I'm sure you've got an answer by now, that only one section will be activated when hooking up the balanced DAC in SE. I had the Balanced Havana in for a couple of months last summer.

 

Could a modded balanced Stockholm be in my future?

 

The problem is that both tubes are on all the time even if you are on SE mode.

That's why I opted for a SE option.

 

Now you've got me wishing I had checked...rolleyes.gif just to be checking. I find it odd though, if this is Stockholm specific due to its design. I can't wait for you to spend more time with this modded DAC. I'm feeling dreamy...

post #111 of 146

I contacted MDHT Labs and Jiun responded straight away and confirmed that both tubes are on in either mode.

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I contacted MDHT Labs and Jiun responded straight away and confirmed that both tubes are on in either mode.

 

This is interesting. I keep thinking about buying my DACs "Balanced" just in case one day I decide to, you know, go balanced. But with the SE being more affordable, I might have to start thinking about getting one. Of course, your impressions will matter. 

 

I'll be quick to add, if I can't mod it, I won't bother. biggrin.gif What good is the cat without the meow?

post #113 of 146
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This is interesting. I keep thinking about buying my DACs "Balanced" just in case one day I decide to, you know, go balanced. But with the SE being more affordable, I might have to start thinking about getting one. Of course, your impressions will matter. 

 

I'll be quick to add, if I can't mod it, I won't bother. biggrin.gif What good is the cat without the meow?

 

If I'm not mistaken, there's a balanced Stockholm on the FS forums for far less than what it would cost retail.

 

Edit: http://www.head-fi.org/t/616312/mhdt-stockholm-balanced-tube-non-oversampling-dac-mhdt-havana-successor-unopened-nib

post #114 of 146
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This is interesting. I keep thinking about buying my DACs "Balanced" just in case one day I decide to, you know, go balanced. But with the SE being more affordable, I might have to start thinking about getting one. Of course, your impressions will matter. 

 

I'll be quick to add, if I can't mod it, I won't bother. biggrin.gif What good is the cat without the meow?

 

If I'm not mistaken, there's a balanced Stockholm on the FS forums for far less than what it would cost retail.

 

Edit: http://www.head-fi.org/t/616312/mhdt-stockholm-balanced-tube-non-oversampling-dac-mhdt-havana-successor-unopened-nib

 

Thanks for the assist. We're a little short today...Happy

post #115 of 146
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We're a little short today...Happy

 

You're telling me.  I got three new amps this week.  When it rains, it pours.  And then my wallet's empty.  rolleyes.gif

post #116 of 146
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We're a little short today...Happy

 

You're telling me.  I got three new amps this week.  When it rains, it pours.  And then my wallet's empty.  rolleyes.gif

 

Empty...and seeking shelter! The DAC (modded) certainly has my attention.

post #117 of 146
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The DAC (modded) certainly has my attention.

 

X2... but I seem to be missing something, what are these mods you speak of?

post #118 of 146
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X2... but I seem to be missing something, what are these mods you speak of?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573996/mdht-stockholm-new-dac-w-asynch-usb-input/75#post_8500826

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573996/mdht-stockholm-new-dac-w-asynch-usb-input/90#post_8573091

post #119 of 146

Thanks, the modded one is not the FS one, that's where I lost track redface.gif

post #120 of 146

Here are some nice tubes for the Stockholm:

 

 

 

 

Lufthansa 2C51

 

 

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