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There aren't too many options, but there is one lesser known DAC that has DSD capability:

http://sonore.us/index2.html - Sonore DSD Dac

 

It's cheaper somewhat, but lacks many features.

 

Don't mean to pollute your thread but if I may add a few more to the list.

 

ExaSound Audio Design E20 DAC was just announced recently, it's pricier than the Mytek though :-

http://hifipig.com/exasound-audio-design-e20-dxddsd-dac/

 

Another is the Chord QuteHD DAC but it's a DAC-only separate amp required, and a much more expensive model QBD76 HDSD  :-

 

QuteHD: http://www.chordelectronics.co.uk/products-info.asp?id=78

QBD76HDSD: http://www.chordelectronics.co.uk/products-info.asp?id=74

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post #32 of 322

http://www.playbackdesigns.com/products/mpd-5/

http://www.playbackdesigns.com/products/mpd-3/

 

The playback designs DACs are extremely pricey but probably the best to offer in the market not like I will ever get to hear one.

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http://www.playbackdesigns.com/products/mpd-5/

http://www.playbackdesigns.com/products/mpd-3/

 

The playback designs DACs are extremely pricey but probably the best to offer in the market not like I will ever get to hear one.


$13000? Damn!

post #34 of 322

Wait till you see EMM Lab's dacs :) 15k, EMM's A/D converters(or rather D/D converters in this case) are how HDTracks extract and convert SACD files to 24/96 or 24/192 PCM. Debussy and Meitner Audio has dacs too.

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Duke, your providing the info. is appreciated. I have contacted a local dealer for audition this week. I read somewhere the Mytek tends to be a little too warm. I am not sure if it is matching well with tube amplifiers that I tuned mostly for EMM and Benchmark. Its abality to support DSD via USB still attracts me the most. I am also looking at EMM DAC2X but too expensive for my current target. Any other options for DSD DAC like the Mytek and DAC2X? It will be used to connect to a PC always.

 From what I've read the Mytek should work well in any system that sounds good with Benchmark. Mytek should outperform it. Benchmark uses adaptive USB and  not asynchronous.

post #36 of 322

I should mention that the new Benchmark HGC does DSD and it is now asynchronus.

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I should mention that the new Benchmark HGC does DSD and it is now asynchronus.

It's time to catch up with the competition

post #38 of 322

Bump.

 

Very interested in this DAC.  

 

What other DACs has this one been compared to?

post #39 of 322
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Bump.

 

Very interested in this DAC.  

 

What other DACs has this one been compared to?


Glad to see someone interested in it! There have been a few comparisons in this enormous thread: http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/mytek-stereo-192-a-5555/

 

I cannot find the specific posts, but they are there. The usual verdict is that the Mytek outperforms gear in its price range and more.

 

There are also further comparisons here by a reviewer:

http://www.hifi-advice.com/mytek-192DSD-review.html

post #40 of 322
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This thread catches many other comparisons, and a comparison between the $25k (!!) Meitner Design DAC and the Mytek 192:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=no&u=http://www.hifisentralen.no/forumet/vennetra-der-hifimerker/64865-mytek-digital-sonic-bliss-print.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcomputeraudiophile%2B%2522dukeskd%2522%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26tbo%3Dd%26biw%3D1252%26bih%3D541&sa=X&ei=QTbJULCkE9TO0QHIx4FY&ved=0CEAQ7gEwAg

 

(Translated from Norwegian)

post #41 of 322

Thanks dukeskd,

 

I really like this one:

http://www.hifi-advice.com/mytek-192DSD-review.html

 

This DAC sure is feature loaded no doubt.  In the article he was comparing to DACs costing way more.  

 

What's the difference between the mastering dac and the pre amp dac - as both has volume controls?

post #42 of 322
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Thanks dukeskd,

 

I really like this one:

http://www.hifi-advice.com/mytek-192DSD-review.html

 

This DAC sure is feature loaded no doubt.  In the article he was comparing to DACs costing way more.  

 

What's the difference between the mastering dac and the pre amp dac - as both has volume controls?


I believe the only difference between the mastering and the pre amp is obviously the pre amp feature, DSD inputs (used for the mastering of SACD/DSD), and the color. The sound quality and components is the same for all the 3 versions.

post #43 of 322
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A review of the Mytek 192 DAC by jude at http://www.head-fi.org/a/2012-head-fi-holiday-gift-guide-computer-audio (scroll down to Mytek).

post #44 of 322

i'm curious if the Mytek 192 DAC would benifit from a USB to SPDIF converter like the Audiopphilleo2, MF V-Link 192 or Stello U3?

 

 
i'm stoked to see the the AES/EBU input connectivity....
post #45 of 322
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i'm curious if the Mytek 192 DAC would benifit from a USB to SPDIF converter like the Audiopphilleo2, MF V-Link 192 or Stello U3?

 

 
i'm stoked to see the the AES/EBU input connectivity....

I will be actually considering purchasing the MF Vlink 192 for the AES connectivity. One thing to remember that DSD playback is only available through USB and Firewire.


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