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post #16 of 119
I was so excited to hear the Vaughn is doing so well against some serious DACs because M2Tech has made such a splash in the digital audio world. Then I seen the price...........eek.gif Thus the search continues.
post #17 of 119
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

I was so excited to hear the Vaughn is doing so well against some serious DACs because M2Tech has made such a splash in the digital audio world. Then I seen the price...........eek.gif Thus the search continues.

Yes is true m2tech is very popular with their young dac as well

The plus point from Vaughan is 3 in 1 : dac + head amp + pre amp

Between the pre amp and head amp are not the same gain , they protect our headphone very good , can not damage our headphone .
For example as I heard as pre amp in home audio in the listening level -22 db is very loud
In my headphone I must turn to - 10 is comfortable
Excellent jobs .
Edited by rudi0504 - 10/28/12 at 12:47am
post #18 of 119

Thanks Rudi, keep the pictures coming!

post #19 of 119
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More pictures from Vaughan as pre amp and dac in home set up :

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Vaughan above comparison with my eximus Dp 1 below :

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Vaughan back panel

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My headphone set up :

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Edited by rudi0504 - 10/28/12 at 9:09am
post #20 of 119

Excellent setup and very nice photos :)

post #21 of 119
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Excellent setup and very nice photos smily_headphones1.gif

Thank you DarKu
post #22 of 119

Nice picture, thanks!

post #23 of 119
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Nice picture, thanks!

Thank you for your post
post #24 of 119
VERY Nice product. I really like the 'battery operated solution' ... too bad it is really too big and too heavy to become à transportable ring solution. 20 lb !!! What the hell is inside to make it so heavy ???
post #25 of 119
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VERY Nice product. I really like the 'battery operated solution' ... too bad it is really too big and too heavy to become à transportable ring solution. 20 lb !!! What the hell is inside to make it so heavy ???

Yes You are right , For transportable is quiet heavy , it is more For Home audio. Use
post #26 of 119

You could carry it in a Dacpack.....(Get it..Backpack?...) ok...Back to my day job...biggrin.gif

post #27 of 119
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Sharing our mini report :

My Friend hear Stax Sr 009 pair with :

Set up A
M2tech Vaughan as pre amp
Stax srm 727 mk 2 as stator / power amp
CD player Marantz as transport
M2 tech Vaughan as dac
Cable : power cable , RCA , coax DIY with special shielding

Below :

Set up B
WEE from woo audio as stator
Naim audio as power amp
CD player Marantz
Dac M2 tech Vaughan

SQ : set up A >>> set up B

Comment : ssssss + two thumbs up for set up A
Speechless , the best Sr 009 set Up he Ever heard to date

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Set up A
Same like above

Set Up B
Same like above

Set Up C
The same like set Up A
Insteed M2tech We pair With April music Eximus Dp 1

Comment
He Also agreed set Up A is the best set Up For Sr 009 he Ever heard to date

Set Up A >>> set Up C >>>>> set Up B

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Set Up A
Same like above
Minus stax electrostatic amp Srm 727 mk 2
Use M2tech Vaughan as Dac and head amp

Set Up C
Same like above
Minus stax electrostatic amp Srm 727 mk 2
Insteed M2 tech Vaughan , We use April music AS dac and head amp
Headphone : LCD 2 rev 3

His comment :
With set A

Sh. Iiii ....t ,cracy , My LCD 2 rev 3 Soundzig like stax Sr 007 mk2
So Clear , clean , more detail , very good separation , 3 D soundstage
My LCD 2 rev 3 Sound like expensive High End Phone Now biggrin.gif

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post #28 of 119

Looking good as usual Rudi. How would you compare the Headphone amp portions of the Vaughan vs the April Music?

post #29 of 119
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Looking good as usual Rudi. How would you compare the Headphone amp portions of the Vaughan vs the April Music?

Thank You longbowbbs

The headamp and pre amp section from Vaughan is Better than eximus Dp 1

We compare as follow

For Amp Section We tested :

We use dac section from Vaughan and amp section from Vaughan
We use dac section from Vaughan. And amp section from Eximus Dp 1

The amp section from Vaughan :
Has Better dynamic , clarity , transparancy , Speed , and full Body than eximus Dp 1


For dac section

We use amp section from Vaughan and dac section from Vaughan
We use amp section from Vaughan and dac section from eximus Dp 1

The dac section :from Vaughan :
Has Better detail , transparancy , very Clear and cleanest SQ, better separation ,
3 Dimensional Sounstage than eximus Dp 1


Before Vaughan come Out , eximus was Our favorite Dac/ pre amp / head amp
5 of us has own eximus Dp 1 , After i saw Vaughan , i sold My eximus Dp 1 to My Friend
And Bought Vaughan For My set Up .

If these 2 Came Out at the same Time , After We do audition , i Think nobody want buy
Eximus Dp 1 . Because the Sound Quality so big diffrerent .
Before You hear eximus Dp 1 so good , After We hear Vaughan , feel eximus Dp 1 congested
The music come so Fiat , Only 2 D. Not 3 D like Vaughan.
Specially the bass section Eximus Dp 1 We heard Only Until luar Knee , Vaughan We heard
Until to The Floor
8 of us Said the same Woods : Vaughan is excelen product
Nobody Said minus about Vaughan , Only the price is High .
4 of us are interested on Vaughan.

This is My personal opinion .
post #30 of 119

That is very interesting. The Vaughan must be a remarkable unit to outclass the highly regarded DP1! I'll have to see if there is a dealer near where  I can audition one.

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