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Hello to the community!
I have a question for you Explorer and/or Explorer 2 owners.
I own the Explorer and I am using it as a DAC only, as I also have an 02 amp.
Do you think it will be a worthy upgrade to buy the Explorer 2 for this use (DAC only)?

I am not considering the standalone DAC by Meridian because rarely I use it as an amp when travelling  and it is perfect, but 90% of it's time will be used as DAC only, so I would like your opinion on that!
 

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Hello to the community!
I have a question for you Explorer and/or Explorer 2 owners.
I own the Explorer and I am using it as a DAC only, as I also have an 02 amp.
Do you think it will be a worthy upgrade to buy the Explorer 2 for this use (DAC only)?

I am not considering the standalone DAC by Meridian because rarely I use it as an amp when travelling  and it is perfect, but 90% of it's time will be used as DAC only, so I would like your opinion on that!
 

not an explorer owner, but I've played around quite a lot with the usb-stick type dacs. owned the UD110v2, Cozoy Astrapi, AQ dragonfly v1.2, and Herus which spans a similar price range and all are quite quite nice. I think if you already own a previous version of a dac, it isn't really worth the loss of reselling it and upgrading to a new one. there are new dac upgrades that come out all the time so it'll get quite pricey. jumping between brands can alter your sound signature if you are still trying to tune for FR. good luck!

post #1068 of 1068

Thanks!
I'm not looking to alter the sound, just looking for improved sound.
The explorer is neutral to my ears and I'm very satisfied but if the sound is better I will consider it.
On the other hand maybe in a few months explorer 3 will pop, I know I can't win.

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