I have been looking into buying my first amp and dac to pair with my new DT 880 Pros and have been very interested in the Maverick Tubemagic D1 as a combo solution. As a guitar player, tube sound is something I'm quite accustomed to and I also hear Beyers go nicely with tube warmth. On the other hand, as a student, tube sound is generally out of my price range, which is why I was excited to see such good reviews on the Tubemagic D1, at an affordable price too.
After reading countless reviews of the Tubemagic, I have come to the conclusion that it is a Jack of all Trades, but a master of none. Some people complain about the low quality dac and others about the opamp. What I am wondering is, do you think these issues have been remedied in anyway in the newer version, the Tubemagic Plus D1?
For those interested and with more technical know-how than myself, you might want to check the comparison sheet between the 3 main systems Maverick sell as it might help: http://www.mav-audio.com/base/product/tube_magic_d1/dac_comparison1
The D2 is also included on this sheet, but I don't have much interest in that piece of equipment, as I am looking for a amp/dac combo!
Thanks very much guys.