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post #106 of 322
the difference is night and day betweem the mytek and digital link 3

the dl3 has a full bass warm midrange slightly harsh high but rolled off (weird huh)

the mytek is very transparent neutral and has great detail and soundstage, its way better. just gotta let it burn in and get used to the new sound. the bass on everything is so tight and clean its way different.

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post #107 of 322
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the difference is night and day betweem the mytek and digital link 3

the dl3 has a full bass warm midrange slightly harsh high but rolled off (weird huh)

the mytek is very transparent neutral and has great detail and soundstage, its way better. just gotta let it burn in and get used to the new sound. the bass on everything is so tight and clean its way different.

I saw the pic you put up of it in your car. Di it come in the post while you were out? that has happened to me so many times. You gonna post more pics?

post #108 of 322
yeah once i get a longer usb cable so it can sit on my rack with the other woo amps

right now its under my pc monitors and its kinda messy, though i might move my setup around a bit, i like its pre amp option
post #109 of 322
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

yeah once i get a longer usb cable so it can sit on my rack with the other woo amps

right now its under my pc monitors and its kinda messy, though i might move my setup around a bit, i like its pre amp option

what is the pre amp option like through the WA2? did you buy the mytek instore or online?

post #110 of 322
i was talking about myteks preamp. so i can adjust volume right there

umm i bought in store
post #111 of 322
Thread Starter 

Congrats DG!beerchug.gif

When I replaced the DACmini with the Mytek it was, for me, a huge difference in sound. And you are right, the treble may be a bit bright but the detail retrieval is excellent.

post #112 of 322
how long did burn in take? or is the treble kinda gonna stay there. i think what i noticed is that it is so transparent and revealing its absolutely merciless on bad recordings but good recordings sound amazing
post #113 of 322
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

how long did burn in take? or is the treble kinda gonna stay there. i think what i noticed is that it is so transparent and revealing its absolutely merciless on bad recordings but good recordings sound amazing


You should definitely try some DSD records (PM me for more info). I don't believe in burn in but some of the folks have said 500 hours (!) at the computeraudiphile massive Mytek thread.

post #114 of 322
oh i tried a few dsds last night. ill have to try some more today only listened an hour or so yesterday
post #115 of 322
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how long did burn in take? or is the treble kinda gonna stay there. i think what i noticed is that it is so transparent and revealing its absolutely merciless on bad recordings but good recordings sound amazing

 

http://www.audiosense.nl/pdf/Mytek%20DSD%20TAS.pdf

 

"Mytek sent me two Stereo192-DSD-DACs, a black standard as well as a mastering version. For the review I used the standard version. I did listen to the mastering version near the end of the 

review period, primarily to see if the 400-plus hours of playing time I had put on the standard version had any effect on the sound compared to a brand-new unit with no playing time. There 
was a profound difference. The unused mastering version had a midrange glare and harder edge that was not present in the broken-in sample. Anyone evaluating a Mytek Stereo192-DSDDAC that has not been thoroughly broken-in hasn’t really heard how a Mytek Stereo192-DSD-DAC can sound. I recommend at least 200 hours with an active signal"
post #116 of 322

Curious, has anyone had a problem with USB/Firewire "galvanic noise" from a desktop PC to this DAC?  The Computer Audiophile folks suggested an optical-->usb isolation using the Adnaco S3B, but it costs $350.  

 

I'm using optical S/PDIF at this time, but can't pipe any DSD over to the DAC.      

post #117 of 322

burning in. they no longer are harsh with HD 800, though they still are fatiguing. however, its improving. i can tell this DAC is gonna be amazing if it keeps burning in like this! i've only had it playing for like 20 hours.

post #118 of 322
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

burning in. they no longer are harsh with HD 800, though they still are fatiguing. however, its improving. i can tell this DAC is gonna be amazing if it keeps burning in like this! i've only had it playing for like 20 hours.

 

Based on my experience, I took about 500 hours before the hardness in the sound goes away.

 

Also do take note of this, depending on your set-up, you might wanna lower the default output volume on the mytek.

 

The output volume is almost twice that on my EE Minimax Dac.

 

 

You might wanna read up on it here:

 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/mytek-stereo-192-a-5555/index69.html

post #119 of 322
yeah has alot of output on my woos
post #120 of 322

Just curious if you have tried your Mytek headphone output?

 

I have a mytek and looking to move to hp.
 

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