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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone had any comments or comparisons between these 3 DSD DACs before I make a purchase:

 

Mytek STEREO192-DSD

 

Benchmark DAC2 HGC

 

Fostex HP-A8C

 

I can't seem to make a decision based on the reviews I've read. There has really been little discussion about any of these 3 around here, especially the Benchmark and Fostex.  Also, if I've missed any that should be considered, let me know. Thanks!

post #2 of 19

Any reason the NAD M51 wasn't considered?  IIRC it is within the 2k budget and does have DSD capabilities.
 

post #3 of 19

I've never seen NAD claim DSD capabilities with the M51. Is this new with a firmware update or something?

post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by dirtrat View Post

I've never seen NAD claim DSD capabilities with the M51. Is this new with a firmware update or something?

nope, there from the start IIRC.  the M51 converts from PCM to PWM (default format for DSD).

 

EDIT: I think its over the HDMI only?


Edited by DTrewwye - 1/1/13 at 11:05pm
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post #6 of 19

Hi! If you want DAC2 HGC I can sell mine which is bought 4days ago with a lower price, completely new actually. If interesting in, please contact me.

My mail box is 521wangqifan@gmail.com

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http://www.lynxstudio.com/product_detail.asp?i=59#
Edited by Happy Camper - 1/2/13 at 5:10pm
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestions everybody, anything additional is always appreciated. I guess no one is really heard or compared the three that I mentioned. I'll look into some of the ones that have been posted so far.

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

Well I'm just about to purchase within the next few days, leaning towards the Mytek, any last-minute suggestions?
 

post #10 of 19
I think it will be a fantastic choice as this is a sweetspot for quality based on the list you gave. The recommendations are also in the price range of your list. BTW, I was quoted $2099 and possibly a bit more off if I talk to the boss for a new Lynx, so it is there in price.
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

I think it will be a fantastic choice as this is a sweetspot for quality based on the list you gave. The recommendations are also in the price range of your list. BTW, I was quoted $2099 and possibly a bit more off if I talk to the boss for a new Lynx, so it is there in price.


Do you work for them?

post #12 of 19
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Do you work for them?
Trying to show you (or anyone gaining information from this thread) the list price is not the sell price and that the sell price is in your range. No I don't work for them. I'm decided to buy one shortly and it fits your request for a DSD DAC in the budget mentioned. wink.gif

Good luck!
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

Trying to show you (or anyone gaining information from this thread) the list price is not the sell price and that the sell price is in your range. No I don't work for them. I'm decided to buy one shortly and it fits your request for a DSD DAC in the budget mentioned. wink.gif
Good luck!

 



Always appreciated, thanks!

post #14 of 19

i was looking at the Mytek too.

 

W4S is a contender for me as well as the W4S MPRE with the integrated headphone opp:

 

 

W4S DAC-2

 

http://www.wyred4sound.com/webapps/p/74030/117839/457975

 


Edited by aphinity - 1/4/13 at 9:08pm
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Xanthos View Post

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone had any comments or comparisons between these 3 DSD DACs before I make a purchase:

 

Mytek STEREO192-DSD

 

Benchmark DAC2 HGC

 

Fostex HP-A8C

 

I can't seem to make a decision based on the reviews I've read. There has really been little discussion about any of these 3 around here, especially the Benchmark and Fostex.  Also, if I've missed any that should be considered, let me know. Thanks!

 

how is your search going?  did you order anything yet?

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