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And in 12 weeks Beyerdynamic will ship all Parts for their UPCOMMING HEADPHONE FLAGSHIP to US!

REGARDS NOMAX
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And in 12 weeks Beyerdynamic will ship all Parts for their UPCOMMING HEADPHONE FLAGSHIP to US!

REGARDS NOMAX

Their upcoming flagship? Have I missed something? 

post #123 of 1237
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Their upcoming flagship? Have I missed something? 

McIntosh is coming out with headphones.

Here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698949/mcintosh-mhp1000-headphones-announced-in-ces

post #124 of 1237
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McIntosh is coming out with headphones.

Here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698949/mcintosh-mhp1000-headphones-announced-in-ces

O yes, I completely forgot that Beyerdinamic is involved. I just looked at the design and it's nothing special, IMHO. :(

post #125 of 1237
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Funny, @bmichels asked about the DAC three weeks ago and they told him it wasn't the same as the D100.

 

 

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exactly, Cornelius Ron, the product manager told me " D100 is not the same design" ! I suppose the guy you spoke to was a sales rep telling you what he think you want to hear ... biggrin.gif

COPY OF THE MAIL OF CORNELIUS from APRIL 11:

I ASKED:
" Since I have in various occasions been able to appreciate the musical quality of your Stuning D100 DAC, I would like to know if the the DAC inside the MHA 100 is exactly the McIntosh D100's DAC or a different DAC. "

HE ANSWERED : " Bertrand,

McIntosh uses many designs in our DAC sections. New models usually have some relation to existing models but will always contain changes with layout and so on. The McIntosh digital engine used in MHA100 manipulates the incoming data to minimize errors in the data stream such as jitter and timing then converts the incoming signal to 32/192 and then sends to the Burr Brown 32/192 stereo DAC for conversion to analog. This is true for coax, optical and High Speed USB 2.0 digital inputs. This design is similar to what we use in out new integrated amplifiers. D100 is not the same design but is 32/192 using a simplified digital engine and an ESS DAC chip. D100 has more rear panel space so it has both balanced and unbalanced analog stereo outputs.

Since MHA100 is a head phone amp you can take your own preferred headphones to your local dealer for an audition. McIntosh should be shipping MHA100 shortly so please contact your dealer to find out when they will have one on display"

 

I don't think the salesman got that right either.

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So much for the information age.

:(

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So, actually the d100 has infereier dac
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Originally Posted by Seamaster View Post

So, actually the d100 has infereier dac

 

D100 is $2K less than MHA-100.

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post #129 of 1237
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And in 12 weeks Beyerdynamic will ship all Parts for their UPCOMMING HEADPHONE FLAGSHIP to US!

REGARDS NOMAX

 

Saving my money now.  :)

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D100 is $2K less than MHA-100.

;), funny how much rave reviews the D100 got around here.

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So basically, from what I'm reading. The MHA100 is a Burr Brown DAC, the D100 is a Saber Dac, which indeed is very different :)

 

Our retailer will have one coming in soon, so hopefully will be able to audition one next to a D100 and see how different they sound.

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So basically, from what I'm reading. The MHA100 is a Burr Brown DAC, the D100 is a Saber Dac, which indeed is very different smily_headphones1.gif

Our retailer will have one coming in soon, so hopefully will be able to audition one next to a D100 and see how different they sound.

Is the Brown DAC superior to the Saber DAC's?
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Is the Brown DAC superior to the Saber DAC's?

while some chips maybe superior to others in my experience it is all about implementation. I have seen equipment worth tens of thousands of dollars with the same chip as the couple of thousand dollar piece. 

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Yeah not saying which is better until I hear them, just commenting that they definitely are different if those are the DAC chips used.

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The dealer in my area just called me to let me know they already received the MHA-100. I will try to go over there on Thursday night. I ma really interested to see if they can really drive the HE-6 out of the headphones output.

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