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Teac Reference Line UD-501 USB DAC "DSD"

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http://teac.jp/product/ud-501/  (Sorry, only in Japanese)

 

 

 

Dual PCM1795 and use four Muses 8920 OPamps@output circuit.

 

 

Dual mono design and dual toroidal power transformers.

 

 

Digi inputs: 24/96 via Optical, 24/192 via Coaxial,  32/384 and DSD 2.8/5.6M via USB (Not sure which USB receiver was used)

 

Can switch XLR Hot between No.2 or 3pin, can switch USB power from it's own or computer.

 

Multi decoding filter mode can select.

 

Full metal body

 

Volume looks just for HP out, not for pre-out.

 

Price is 115,500円/USD$1,460@Japan

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Wow, the thing sure looks cool. With the 2 handles it seems like it'll be very heavy! The pricing is in a good range as well. Very interested on how it sounds. Is it out already?

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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

Wow, the thing sure looks cool. With the 2 handles it seems like it'll be very heavy! The pricing is in a good range as well. Very interested on how it sounds. Is it out already?

 

The DAC will in shop November.

 

UD-501 looks hot production, should be some review from Japan soon.

 

Teac demo them now@Akiba audio show.

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Hopefully reviews will be up soon

 

Any info on the HA501?

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Looks more like a baby Esoteric model than a Teac model. Maybe they didn't want to "sully" the Esoteric name with a lower priced unit, no matter how good it may end up sounding.
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Looks more like a baby Esoteric model than a Teac model. Maybe they didn't want to "sully" the Esoteric name with a lower priced unit, no matter how good it may end up sounding.

I'm seeing the E07 being destroyed  by all sorts of DACs on your review haha. Hopefully this one will be actually amazing for the price.

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I'm seeing the E07 being destroyed  by all sorts of DACs on your review haha. Hopefully this one will be actually amazing for the price.

 

 

I think you mean the D07, but yes - I was not really impressed with it at all. Neither was Chris Connaker at Computer Audiophile. But some folks liked it - I think it got a good writeup in Stereophile if I recall correctly.

 

The new Esoteric D-07x appears to be completely redone on the inside. It might be a big improvement. And it has a headphone amp built in which is nice. Maybe I'll try it one of these days. 

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Yes, sorry, the D07 :P

Would this one be a disappointment too then.. I know many people who thought the price of the Fostex A8 was terrible for the performance.

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Anything new on this DAC or the matching amp yet?  I really like the classic Japanese aesthetics, especially the silver model.  I noticed there are a few U.S. vendors selling the amp now.  Selling for about $800.  I think it would be interesting to try with Audio Technica headphones.  Still no sign of the DAC in NA yet though.

 

I'm surprised nobody has pulled the trigger yet (or at least hasn't talked about it).  I couldn't find any threads on here for the amp.  Tempted to start one...

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http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/ikebe/ud501-b-teac.html

 


UD-501 specification
Digital audio input
COAXIAL Terminal X 2 pin RCA (0.5Vp-p/75Ω)
PCM data sampling frequency 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz
Quantization bit rate 16/24 bit
OPTICAL Terminal 2 x digital optical line terminal angle (-24.0 ~-14.5dBmpeak)
PCM data sampling frequency 32/44.1/48/88.2/96kHz
Quantization bit rate 16/24 bit
USB Terminal Pin x 1 USB Type B (compliant USB2.0)
PCM data sampling frequency 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384kHz
Quantization bit rate 16/24/32 bit
DSD data 
sampling frequency
2.8/5.6MHz
Analog audio output
XLR Terminal Pin XLR (stereo) x 1
Output Impedance 88Ω
Maximum output level 4.0Vrms (1kHz, full scale, load 10kΩ)
Frequency characteristic 5Hz ~ 80kHz (-3dB)
S / N ratio 115dB
THD 0.0015% (1kHz)
RCA Terminal Terminals RCA (stereo) x 1
Output Impedance 22Ω
Maximum output level 2.0Vrms (1kHz, full scale, load 10kΩ)
Frequency characteristic 5Hz ~ 80kHz (-3dB)
S / N ratio 115dB
THD 0.0015% (1kHz)
Headphone output
Connector Stereo jack
Maximum output 100mW + 100mW (32Ω load)
Power AC100V ,50-60Hz
Power consumption 22W
Maximum shape and mass (Including protrusions) (D) mm, 290 (W) x 81.2 (H) x 244 4.0kg
Accessories (3P-2P), RCA audio cable, instruction manual, warranty card power cord, power cord connector conversion
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UD-501 DAC is now listed on the US TEAC website for anyone who is interested:

 

http://audio.teac.com/product/ud-501/

 

I believe TEAC also demoed the DAC and matching amp and some other matching components in the series at CES.  Maybe somebody got some brief impressions?

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This looks good. For me it's this vs the Asus Muses Dac. I think the Muses has a more powerful head amp, but no DSD. Looks like a good value.
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The US list price is $859. That's a frigging bargain.

There are some posts at CA that compare it to the Mytek and says it is very comparable soundwise except the Mytek wins in the features dept..
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There's now a very good review posted at Audiostream.

 

Link

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I wonder how this compares with the Matrix X-Sabre?  And, perhaps, with the Concero (w/o DSD of course).

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