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Who recommended the M51 to you again?  cool.gif

some cool guy named purk knocked some sense into me ............
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I had no such issues with my M51.

I read a review of the NuForce that described it as "very dynamic".

If that's your preference, was it wise to change to a very neutral dac?

I think that matching the HD800 with this dac was not a good idea for me since they are both very neutral and i don't wanna take the tube path for the amp. Right now, i am thinking about changing my whole setup so you guys might see the M51 in the FS thread soon. HD800 is already there.

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I like neutral, but in your case you may wish to look at the Grace m903, or if you want DSD the Grace M920.
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I think that matching the HD800 with this dac was not a good idea for me since they are both very neutral and i don't wanna take the tube path for the amp. Right now, i am thinking about changing my whole setup so you guys might see the M51 in the FS thread soon. HD800 is already there.

 

Have you upgrade your HD800 with a good cable or you may need a good amp for them?  I'm running HD800 balanced with the M51 and GS-X MKII and the combo produces spectacular sound.  I'm a big fan of the M51 and found it to be good enough source for my SR009 & BHSE.

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Have you upgrade your HD800 with a good cable or you may need a good amp for them?  I'm running HD800 balanced with the M51 and GS-X MKII and the combo produces spectacular sound.  I'm a big fan of the M51 and found it to be good enough source for my SR009 & BHSE.

No, i did not upgrade the cable. As for the amp, i tried the Questyle CMA800R, which is considered one of the best SS amp for the HD800 and i was REALLY impressed. With this system, there was no flaw IMO (the M51 was not even weak in the chain, which is impressive) excepting that it was still a little too cold sounding for my taste. This is not the only reason i want to sell my system though. I am only 21 and it bothers me to own such high end gear, so i intend to downgrade to the HE-560 with a simple DAC/amp combo unit.

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