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post #31 of 39

This is my first experience with blue tooth streaming and for it to be almost on par with USB is very good.  There was a little bit of skipping but likely it was due to my iPhone.  I was using the FLAC player app.  I will play around with different distances and music players on my phone.  

 

For coaxial input into the 1866 I will need to find a suitable cable.  Any suggestions?  Standard coaxial connector (RCA) is not the mini-stereo sized input on the 1866.  

I vaguely recall that coaxial and RCA interconnect can be used interchangeably so I would need a RCA to mini mono cable?  For my computer I would need a USB to SPDIF converter or if I use a iPod dock there will be a standard coaxial output into the mini coaxial input of the 1866.   

 

 

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Soundstage is amazing right. Was so impressed with my HD580 plugged in!

 

USB is better than BT with better quality music but with them both on 16/44.1 its rather suprising. Do you agree that with BT the quality is still stellar! And you should try Coaxial for sure!

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post #32 of 39

With the stock iPhone app as long as you maintain pretty much the same distance it plays flawlessly. Huge upgrade on stock sound.

 

as for cable it is quite a unique cable you need. MyST sell it for $40. It's a great quality cable and worth getting to ooze the best out of this. Roman makes sure people buy that as pretty much needed!

post #33 of 39

Check out this:

 

http://inearspace.co.uk/inearspace/News/Entries/2013/1/16_Entry_1.html

 

there is a pic of cable I uploaded!

post #34 of 39

Thanks for tip!

I will contact Dimitri about this cable or is there another website for this specific cable?  I'm assuming Roman is the maker and Dimitri the only resller or distributor.

 

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With the stock iPhone app as long as you maintain pretty much the same distance it plays flawlessly. Huge upgrade on stock sound.

 

as for cable it is quite a unique cable you need. MyST sell it for $40. It's a great quality cable and worth getting to ooze the best out of this. Roman makes sure people buy that as pretty much needed!

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post #36 of 39

Dimitri owns Music Acoustics who resale MySt stuff. Roman makes the stuff and co owns MyCroft the shop you just found and yes, that is the cable!

 

I will sort you out getting one if you want tomorrow, get you contact with Roman if not already!

 

I would just like to say, anyone wants help getting a 1866, let me know!

post #37 of 39

That would be great if you can mediate the transaction because the online store isn't working for me.  It's a little buggy.

 

I did send messages to both Dimitri and Roman this morning.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

Dimitri owns Music Acoustics who resale MySt stuff. Roman makes the stuff and co owns MyCroft the shop you just found and yes, that is the cable!

 

I will sort you out getting one if you want tomorrow, get you contact with Roman if not already!

 

I would just like to say, anyone wants help getting a 1866, let me know!


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post #38 of 39

I recently got Myst PortaDAC 1866. I hooked(BTed) it up with my iPhone5 via Bluetooth.
That BT setup sounded very good that is beyond my expectation. Myst delivers wide sound stage and good bass impact. Thanks to multibit DAC 1866, Myst sounded so sweet and highs and mids are smooth and crisp.
I also hooked it up with AK100 to see how optical quality goes. The sound is now even better as expected. The details are more refined via wired optical setup. However I like BT setup with iPhone. Wireless amp setup is very convenient. I use them easy even in infamous Japanese crowded train. I play iPhone in my hand and Myst just sits inside in my bag.

 

  

 

I also found some transmission lost issue on playback via BT. But I found it is the sake of iPhone rather. When I covered BT antenna which is located upper left back(under the glass plate) with my hand, BT frequently lost transmission. BT transmission may lost by other reasons too but not so frequently and I can live with it.

post #39 of 39

I definitely agree about the BT sound quality.  I know audiophiles hate BT but it's quite good.  The strength of the 1866 BT antenna is known not be that great and the next design it will be much better.  Optical quality is also very good.  I use the HifiMeDIY as a USB-to-Optical converter.  Optical allows for 24/96 input whereas USB is 16/44.  

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=83  

 

 

 

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I recently got Myst PortaDAC 1866. I hooked(BTed) it up with my iPhone5 via Bluetooth.
That BT setup sounded very good that is beyond my expectation. Myst delivers wide sound stage and good bass impact. Thanks to multibit DAC 1866, Myst sounded so sweet and highs and mids are smooth and crisp.
I also hooked it up with AK100 to see how optical quality goes. The sound is now even better as expected. The details are more refined via wired optical setup. However I like BT setup with iPhone. Wireless amp setup is very convenient. I use them easy even in infamous Japanese crowded train. I play iPhone in my hand and Myst just sits inside in my bag.  

 

I also found some transmission lost issue on playback via BT. But I found it is the sake of iPhone rather. When I covered BT antenna which is located upper left back(under the glass plate) with my hand, BT frequently lost transmission. BT transmission may lost by other reasons too but not so frequently and I can live with it.

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