Introducing all new Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus DAC, our famous all-in-one DAC & headphone...

Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus DAC

Average User Rating:
4.9/5,
  • Introducing all new Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus DAC, our famous all-in-one DAC & headphone amplifier combo now is getting even better. New features includes up to 24bit/192khz digital audio support, Tenor 7022L pro audio USB interface and improved circuit design.
    Maverick Audio TubeMagic DAC lets you “upgrade” the audio listening experience for any type of setup. Whether you currently have a computer, game console, CD player or AppleTV, simply plug the TubeMagic D1 Plus in to enjoy superior high end sound quality.

Recent User Reviews

  1. lalojimenez
    5.0/5,
    "First DAC ever, gonna stick with this for a while"
    Pros - Great warm sound (mainly in acoutic, jazz, vocals) easy set up.
    Cons - None so far
    Just bought it over two months ago. It really added another dimension to the sound of music played in my macbook (since I used to listen to my itunes using the headphone jack) I notice details in songs like never before.
     
    Love the warm sound that really adds color to some genres. I am not really a big fan of the full digital sound so i like the warm that the tube brings.
    It is not too big or heavy so you really can take it from your office to work.
     
    Great headphone amp (so you can listen to your music at decent leves and god forbid you bother the neighbors) Really curious how it works with the TubeMagic A1 Amplifier.
    If you are on a tight budget i would recommend this DAC.
  2. Trev
    5.0/5,
    "Amazing amplifier for the money"
    Pros - Fluid and articulate sound. Amazing price to performance ratio. Amazing synergy with Sennheiser HD 650's
    Cons - None
    Recently got the Maverick D1 Plus with the upgraded OPA627 OpAmps & GE5670 Tube. 
     
    The Maverick amp effortlessly drives the Sennheiser 650's. (My own subjective opinion to those happy HDP owners out there! No offence. Personally I didn't feel the NuForce performed well at low level listening, and felt muddy and lifeless unless it was cranked unbearably loud which was past 2-3pm on the dial and pushing it's limits. Might have just been my unit.
     
    Right out of the box I was impressed with the power, low volume level output and musicality of the Maverick with the upgraded OP amps. Knowing it would take a few days for the solid state components to break in (and much more time for the tube to hit it's sweet spot for my bookshelves), it didn't disappoint in the least except for a slight muddying of the low frequencies that resolved after 24 hours.  
     
    I've had it now well over a week, arrived in less than a week from China, and had multiple listening sessions and waited to write this review until after the 100 hour mark.
     
    It's smooth articulate and full bodied. Took away some veil and seems to have decent detail/soundstage/imaging. Have tried a few amp/dacs with the HD650's such as the Fiio e17, NuForce Icon HDP, and my buddy's Xonar Essence (more of a DAC) none of which really got the HD650's going to it's potential.
     
    Aside from the NuForce I haven't had a chance to hear the similarly priced or higher priced offerings from Audiogd/Schiit/Bottelhead Crack/Alo Pan Am, Woo WA7 etc... Would love to test drive some different SS and Tube amps for a good comparison. 
     
    Overall very happy with my purchase and would consider buying another one in a heartbeat, am now on the look out for a good accompanying tube amp for headphone listening.
  3. pxlcruncher
    5.0/5,
    "A Wonderful Starting Point For Beginers"
    Pros - Sounds great out of the box, multiple inputs, great design, great upgrade options
    Cons - None
    I bought the TubeMagic after much searching on HeadFi for an entry level DAC, and I'm very pleased with it. I've had it for about six months and it's a great addition to my desktop listening. I use iTunes with lossless when I can, and AAC when I can't, and the results are really good. Clarity and presence are brought out in Mid's and Hi's, and Bass seems even and neutral. I've been using the ATH AD700s with good results. Maverick Audio also sells the TubeMagic A1 Amplifier, which I have just purchased to match a pair of AKG K702s I got as a gift. Maverick Audio has upgrade options available at purchase, or you can swap tubes and components after you buy. A few words on build quality. It's really good. Solid chassis, metal knobs and power switch make for a pleasant tactile experience. Ports are all sturdy, with the possible exception of the USB port, (It works perfectly fine, mine just doesn't have the "stickiness" most USB ports do.) It's about the size of two hardcover books stacked on top of each other, not exactly tiny but gives some nice desk presence. The TubeMagic Amp fits perfectly on top, which is nice. 
    All in all a great buy, and a great addition to desktop listening.

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