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post #436 of 1150
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Except I'm not willing to pay $155/year for a magazine.

You don't have to: http://nad.nl/downloads/M51_HifiNews_07-2012_EN.pdf  http://nad.nl/downloads/M51_Stereophile_07-2012_EN.pdf


Edited by BoogieWoogie - 8/12/12 at 9:14am
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GREAT!  Thanks for the links!

post #438 of 1150

Are there any comparisons to the Anedio D2??

post #439 of 1150
Thread Starter 

Based on the Stereophile review, I wont be seeking out any more of Jon Iverson's reviews. A real eye-opener for those who seem  to delight in bagging Wes Phillips - I'll take Wes' reviews and editorial comment any day of the week. 

post #440 of 1150

^^^ 

 

Agreed. That was a review remarkable only for its timidity and pointlessness. Jon Iverson's listening room: where receivers and the DAC 1 reign...

 

o
 

post #441 of 1150

Hello, guys. I'm interested how M51 in pair with HD800 headphone? There is no too much brightness?

post #442 of 1150
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Originally Posted by danik97 View Post

Hello, guys. I'm interested how M51 in pair with HD800 headphone? There is no too much brightness?

 

What amp are you using ?

post #443 of 1150
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What amp are you using ?
Meier Audio Corda Classic and Bifrost DAC. But through this gear I have a comfortable sound, there are no any lacks of HD800 for what another people turn down these wonderful headphones.

But I trying to find a "musically" DAC, which have a slightly colored sweetly sound, but not too dark or too much brightly. And as I understand M51 that is what I need smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by danik97 - 8/14/12 at 11:52pm
post #444 of 1150

The M51 has a warm sound to it.


Edited by BoogieWoogie - 8/15/12 at 2:04am
post #445 of 1150
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Originally Posted by danik97 View Post


Meier Audio Corda Classic and Bifrost DAC. But through this gear I have a comfortable sound, there are no any lacks of HD800 for what another people turn down these wonderful headphones.
But I trying to find a "musically" DAC, which have a slightly colored sweetly sound, but not too dark or too much brightly. And as I understand M51 that is what I need smily_headphones1.gif

 I am using the HD800 w/ALO Salty-pepper, with DNA Sonett or the Phonitor, and the PS Audio DLIII. The HD800 sound great in that set up. I just placed an order for the M51 to replace the DLIII, but my dealer is out of stock and will ship my DAC at the begining of the next month. I can share my experiance when it arrives, if you are willing to wait that long...

post #446 of 1150
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

 I am using the HD800 w/ALO Salty-pepper, with DNA Sonett or the Phonitor, and the PS Audio DLIII. The HD800 sound great in that set up. I just placed an order for the M51 to replace the DLIII, but my dealer is out of stock and will ship my DAC at the begining of the next month. I can share my experiance when it arrives, if you are willing to wait that long...

Thank you much, I'll be happy to know you impressions about M51.

 

Also I'm very-very interested how M51 differs from W4S Dac2 in sounding. I want to add some mood to a neutral HD800. 


Edited by danik97 - 8/15/12 at 11:17am
post #447 of 1150
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What amp are you using ?

consider using a vst EQ if run in 64bit like jriver sound q won't degrade
but you need a good transparent Eq, and spend some time experimenting
done right and you will be surprised
post #448 of 1150
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Originally Posted by danik97 View Post

Hello, guys. I'm interested how M51 in pair with HD800 headphone? There is no too much brightness?

consider using a vst EQ if run in 64bit like jriver sound q won't degrade
but you need a good transparent Eq, and spend some time experimenting
done right and you will be surprised
post #449 of 1150

So, I've received a thoughts about comparisons M51 with W4S DAC-2. Here is it:

 

 

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I owned a WFS DAC2 for a long time and now own a M51.  The WFS via its USB was slightly sibilancy, analytic, with a cold top end some uncharitable people described like out of a freezer.  It improves markedly if you use a device like an Audiopellio 2 or Off-Ramp, but still is not to my taste being slightly analytic.  The NAD is much more relaxed and natural sounding being anything but analytic - like the Metrum it has a sound like spring-water - fresh and naturally invigorating.  Its USB, while still improved by devices like the Audiophellio it is not to as great an extent.  Add in the HDMI inputs and to me its a no brainier - get the NAD.

            #1089      

post #450 of 1150
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Originally Posted by danik97 View Post

Meier Audio Corda Classic and Bifrost DAC. But through this gear I have a comfortable sound, there are no any lacks of HD800 for what another people turn down these wonderful headphones.
But I trying to find a "musically" DAC, which have a slightly colored sweetly sound, but not too dark or too much brightly. And as I understand M51 that is what I need smily_headphones1.gif
Look into Wolfson 8741 DACs
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