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post #287 of 331
I bought the Mytek for one reason: when I recorded an album with my band and paid for professional mastering, the mastering engineer used a Mytek DAC and ADC. Later, when we went back in the studio, they used Mytek gear as well. I'm not going to drop names, but I had the good fortune to work with serious guys, and the final tweaks to all their albums (and countless more) were made on a Mytek.

I have no doubt that the Bryston and the PS Audio are great units. I've heard the PWD and like it a lot. But, to me, the DAC should not be a piece of gear with character. It should be technically perfect, sonically without fault, and it's performance should be vetted against some benchmark. I am comfortable setting that benchmark at "what mastering engineers use."
post #288 of 331
Your thoughts make sense to me. But having the many dacs
If various prices the answer is just not that simple
I own the MyTek , pwdmkii , audio GD M7
, msb platinum stack. And have heard the lampi
Level 4 gen 4. And they all sound different
I conclude some have just separation of the music
And overall a better sound quality niw I also own an offramp
That improves almost all of the dacs
Now a recording engineer does need a ad to da
Converter but I do think the MyTek is a commercial pro
Grade equipment
But that is just my thoughts

Al
post #289 of 331

i know i'm a little late on this thread and i hope its ok to jump in. i'm new to all this and i too am looking to buy a new dac. i'm not opposed to spending a little more $$$ if its a product that is going to last/ provide years of enjoyment.

 

so my question, (hope this doesn't sound stupid & yes i am new to this) "has anyone compared the Mytek to the Auralic Vega? i know the Vega is more money but i have read many good reviews, and i really like the look!

 

thanks, and looking forward to hearing some feedback.

 

Papa Kief

post #290 of 331

He did it

[...]I compared the Vega to the Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC ($1,695.00, see review) which I thoroughly enjoy, and the Mytek sounds slightly veiled and diffuse in comparison. This is an interesting discovery because I never would have described the Mytek as sounding veiled or diffuse without hearing the Vega side by side.[...]

post #291 of 331
Hello vailed people
May i ask how youbused yhe mytek.
FW or usb. And did youbuse the preamp
Or bypassed.
Also was the format dsd or pcm
Iniwn the dac too. And would like to way in
On the vailing
Al
post #292 of 331

FW, bypass

post #293 of 331
Ok then that is as good as it gets. . I do not find it veiled but it is a little lAid back. Like the M7. As opposed to the PWDmkii. It's better with headphones or IEM,s , but with speakers it's not close enough.

Al
post #294 of 331

The jitter eliminator is always on?

post #295 of 331
Has anyone compared the Mytek with the Chord Hugo?
post #296 of 331
Has anyone here tried an offramp 5 or
ap1/PP AS a USB to spidif converter
To hear improvements ??

Al
post #297 of 331

Just notice after getting the new USB driver for Mac (10 February 2014) the dac will now play 128 DSD files through USB. It used to only do the 64 DSD prior to this.

post #298 of 331
What do you guys think about vs Yulong DA8 ?
I want to use the DAC as headphone amp and also want to drive the speaker.

I read the Yulong DA8 thread and review says the mytek amp section is pretty weak compare to Yulong DA8 amp.
Is this true ?
post #299 of 331
I Own the MyTek it's a good DAC but not
A good choice of preamp or amp.
It's just not detailed enough and has a bit of glare
To it. Info not know anything about the other. DAC
Al
post #300 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I Own the MyTek it's a good DAC but not

A good choice of preamp or amp.

It's just not detailed enough and has a bit of glare

To it. Info not know anything about the other. DAC

Al

 



(Edit : I guess you answered but) So Yulong DA8 is better ? I want a nice (not overly expensive) that can play DSD128 and works as headphone amp.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by Canadian411 - 3/13/14 at 7:57am
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