1. FangsNTail

    Cans for Maverick Tubemagic D1+

    My very first post.   Recently, an uncle who moved to Australia (I guess he didn't outgrow his love of kangaroos as a kid! :-) handed me down his Maverick Tubemagic D1+.     Anyways,...  I am a measly factory worker with a somewhat limited budget of $250-$300, searching for a pair of closed...
  2. Adreneline

    Apogee One vs Maverick D1 (vs other DACs)

    I just bought an Apogee One for recording purposes and wondering how it fairs to my Maverick D1. I've only had a chance for a quick comparison and it seems the One is clearer but this could be due to the lack of bass (or rather muddy bass from the D1).  Does anyone know which one is supposed...
  3. kyodu

    Just go the hd 598 looking for dac/amp combo

    Hi, i just go the hd 598 so far i really like them I listen to a lot of classic and pop lately. Now i want to buy an dac/amp combo for 200-250$ i want to connect my ps4(optical) and my pc(usb) to it so i need an optical input and a select switch to change input. I try to decide between Maverick...
  4. guppysb

    Which tube preamp? $300-400 budget.

    Hey guys,   What I own:   Studio Monitors: 2x Behringer Truth 3030A (Love them!!)   Headphones: Sennheiser HD595 Beyerdynamic DT770 - 32 Ohm Beyerdynamic DT990 - 250 Ohm   Amps: Maverick Audio Tubemagic D1 (GE getter tube and 2x LT1364 Op Amps) Fiio E17    Sound Card: Creative...
  5. burtontrail

    DJ Audio Interfaces vs. audiophile DACs

    Hi folks,   I was wondering why people spend so much money on their DAC for a headphone while DJs fill clubs with sound using audio interfaces. Generally, they seem to cost more, but there are audio interfaces for 600 bucks that give you 10 channels. So on the price, the DJ audio interfaces...
  6. Wonka2013

    ***NEED HELP*** Connecting Headphone Amp to Pioneer VSX-1018AH Receiver

    This is my first official post, though I have read head-fi for years.  I finally joined as I have a problem that I cannot seem to figure out or get any help on.  I am trying to "simply" connect my first headphone amp into my Pioneer receiver (model number above).  The amp is a Maverick Audio...
  7. zerochief

    FX-Audio Audio Preamp USB DAC XR1075 QS7779 SRS BBE Virtual Surround Headphone Amplifier on Ebay

    I picked up one of these on Ebay just for fun. I have to say I'm impressed when listening to a Dolby Surround encoded source.  I'm running the FX-Audio directly from the DVR analog out into the D1 analog in. It does not sound that great when a stereo matrix signal is absent. Also I popped in...
  8. Echo Six

    Alternatives to Maverick Tubemagic D1 for multiple input DAC/Amp?

    Hey guys I'm trying to work out an entry-level setup that will allow me to switch between inputs from my Xbox 360, PC, and in future perhaps a PS4. So far the best option as far as I can see is the Maverick Tubemagic D1 which is reasonably cheap, has an amp/dac and lots of inputs. The D1 seems...
  9. semaj8james

    iBasso PB1 'Toucan', or Fiio E12/E7 combo.

    Hello headfi! I am currently looking for a rather cheap portable Amp/DAC combo and have found two sets that I like for an identical price, both at $150. I'm in general a basshead (HFI 580's already, and HE-400's soon to come in). What would be a better choice, the iBasso PB1  or a Fiio E12/E7...
  10. ilikepooters

    Maverick D1 Op-amp upgrade and other tweaks, advice needed.

    Have a Maverick D1 and was considering using the OPA627 upgrade that maverick offer.   Just confusing because the op-amps in there are just a chip, but the ones they're selling are a chip soldered to some sort of circuit board, surely it wont fit?   This is what they're...
  11. gugman

    Please help me choose ! can't decide for a second week already

    Hi all   I am like have spent last 2 weeks reading a lot and researching ( special huge thank goes to Xdaggersoul for all his help) but still can't make the final decision so far these are my options   Schiit Magni Uber & Modi 2 Uber Audio GD NFB-15   Racoon SG 300 Xduoo TA-01 Teralink...
  12. Senpai3330

    Yulong U100 vs. Audinst HUD-Mx1 vs. Maverick Tubemagic D1 vs. Audio-GD NFB-12

    I'm looking for a good entry level DAC to pair with the Matrix M-Stage soon and it seems like these 4 are really popular for beginners. I'm currently using a E7 docked to E9 so there's definitely room for improvement here. I've read some reviews for each and a few comparisons but there doesn't...
  13. sizzlincok

    Musiland US 02 DAC -> Maverick D1 - SPDIF Not Working?!?

    Please refer to the other thread as I wasn't getting much help from this forum section haha:   ---------   So, I recently picked up a Musiland Monitor 02 US DAC. I read through the entire...
  14. sizzlincok

    Musiland US 02 DAC -> Maverick D1 - SPDIF Not Working?!?

    So, I recently picked up a Musiland Monitor 02 US DAC. I posted in the Dedicated Source Components thread, but that doesn't seem to be the correct place where people are asking for help. I read through the entire Musiland Monitor 02 US thread, but no one seems to have the problem I am, which...
  15. zooot

    Musical Fidelity V-Link + Maverick Audio D1

    I may have missed it; however, after a search, there seems to be scant information regarding using Musical Fidelity's V-Link with the Maverick Audio D1.  I saw a vague reference that it did not work.  Anyone else given it a try?  I would be going from a MacBook.  Thanks.
  16. theonemav

    Tubemagic d1 vs NuForce HDP for Q701's?

    Hello, I just got a new set of Q701's and am looking for a decent dac/amp combo that isnt a ton of cash. I currently use the UDAC2 for my pc and it just does'nt give enough juice to the Q701's (duh).... and the two dac/amp combo's that i keep seeing pop up are the D1 and the HDP for my price...
  17. Choseph

    udac-2 vs maverick d1 vs fiio e7/e9 combo

    So I just purchased my first pair of headphones. Denon Ah-d7000. But now I am not sure which dac/amp combo I should get.   Currently I am on a price budget, and just want to get the best sound quality. Portability has no say in this decision. The only reason the Fiio e7 is here is because...
  18. Choseph

    udac-2 vs maverick d1 vs fiio e7/e9 combo

      So I just purchased my first pair of headphones. Denon Ah-d7000. But now I am not sure which dac/amp combo I should get. udac-2 vs maverick d1 vs fiio e7/e9 combo.   Currently I am on a price budget, and just want to get the best sound quality. Portability has no say in this...
  19. ilikepooters

    Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1   Saw this on ebay, would it do a good job of driving orthos? like the HE5LE's? i'm liking it for all the inputs it has, will save me swapping...
  20. Flagellin

    Maverick TubeMagic D1 as compared to Audinist HUD-MX1 (especially their DAC chips)?

    These are the two DAC/Amp combos I'm considering at the $200 pricepoint. I was wondering if I could get some perspectives from people who have owned/listened to both.    My headphones aren't very high end (M50s) but primarily, I need a USB DAC because my onboard laptop is horrendous. What I...
  21. jommy999

    Aune X1 vs Dr.Dac2 DX vs Yulong U100 vs Tubemagic D1 vs Fiio E17

    I'm a newbie and i can't decide which one to buy   1.  Aune X1 DAC 2.  Audiotrak DR.DAC2 DX 3.  Yulong U100 4.  Audinst HUD-MX1 5.  Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 DAC 6.  Fiio E17     I'd like to use it as my PC DAC and amp for  Sennheiser HD 598 ( i won't use speaker on my PC...
  22. eltocliousus

    ACL889 Realtek onboard optical not working with TubeMagic D1.

    A friend has recently gotten a TubeMagic D1, when using it via phono to his onboard (realtek ACL889) it works fine, just as expected, however when switching to SPDIF optical he's getting no output from the TubeMagic, however windows and the onboard drivers report it working fine, after ruling...
  23. drunkn

    E17 vs TubeMagic D1 for dedicated device for PC/Mac

    I think I've narrowed my choices to these two. Do you guys think the D1 is worth getting over the E17 for sound quality reasons? They're both around the same price so I'm not really sure which to go with if I really dont intend to carry it around. The thing is that it'd be nice to nestle the e17...
  24. maxsayer

    Amp to pair with maverick audio d1

    I was eyeing the schiit magni because of the price and aesthetics, but do you think it would even make a difference with my headphones? HD598 DT 770 Pro 80 ohm Grado sr60i
  25. NDat

    TubeMagic D1 with HD650? Any other suggestions?

    I recently acquired the SH HD650, now I'm looking at the TubeMagic D1 as a DAC/AMP. Is it a worthwhile purchase? Are there any other suggestions for <350$?   Kind of new so... yeah.