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Audiolab M-DAC vs. TEAC UD-501?

post #1 of 6
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Has anyone ever put these two in a head-to-head. Priced similarly. The TEAC has DSD of course.

 

Thoughts?

 

And what happens to the same picture if we throw in the Arcam irDAC?


Edited by schneller - 10/17/13 at 7:42pm
post #2 of 6

i have not but i can say the teac ud-501 sounds great ! ive had it a few days now and im sure once ive got enough hours into it it will sound even better. the build quality is top notch. so far im very happy with it. 

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Giovanni74 View Post
 

i have not but i can say the teac ud-501 sounds great ! ive had it a few days now and im sure once ive got enough hours into it it will sound even better. the build quality is top notch. so far im very happy with it. 


Yes, I agree. The Teac is a great sounding piece of kit. I am using it balanced XLR to a pair of Questyle CMA800R Headphone amplifiers. I think it needs a lot of running time to fully burn in, but is definitely worth the wait!

post #4 of 6

I'm very interested in both of these, namely because they have at least four switchable digital inputs; 2x toslink & 2x coax. The TEAC UD-501 is newer and seems more "future-proof" spec-wise. Unfortunately i haven't yet listened to either of them.

I also found the Rotel RDD-1580 that is similarly priced and has 4 inputs.

And as the OP mentionned, the Arcam irDAC...

Is there any other model (with 4 inputs in the 800$ range) that we can compare them to ?


Edited by Sniper1 - 7/10/14 at 9:41am
post #5 of 6

Both models are of interest to me. 
Which of the two has better quality sound through USB? 
DSD and 192khz do not matter to me, in this moment I use only unbalance connection with amp.

 

Thanks in advance

post #6 of 6

Any comments from people listened to both DAC's (Audiolab M-DAC vs. TEAC UD-501) are my helpful

90% I use FLAC 44*16bit via USB

 

Thanks in advance

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