1. C

    worthy portable upgrade from c5d dac/amp

    Hi, my current OTG is jds c5d + aeon flow 2 closed / he400i + ipad11"/macbook pro 16" + tidal masters/foobar I love my c5d but it's been awhile and it's battery sucks, and bass boost distorts the AF2C bad. It's discontinued and im sure there are newer better portable dac/amps now.. Im looking...
  2. neogeosnk

    SOLD: Matrix X-Sabre PRO MQA - Mint

    Matrix X-Sabre Pro MQA, original owner near mint. No trades please or users with no trader score. Free ship and ppl fees conus. Pics
  3. Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/PREAMP

    Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/PREAMP

    Pre Box S2 Digital marks a new era for our S-series components. For the very first time we are using a dual mono configuration with the highest class D/A converters of ESS Sabre. Their flagship DAC-chip ensures highest class audio in a small and affordable package. This DAC is capable of high...
  4. OscSop

    File Format - FLAC 24/192 vs DSD64 vs MQA

    Apologies if this has been asked before. I have been reading so much about this and have basically come full circle and still have no idea as to an answer. There may not be an answer and may be down to personal preference, but even so, I'm going to ask! I have been listening to some FLAC...
  5. S


    Hello. I recently subscribed to Tidal HiFi(currently free trial) and I saw some songs actually are offered in their masters quality (MQA). However what do I need to hear the difference between normal high 320kbps quality and the master one? How do I actually enjoy the full quality? I currently...
  6. ptolemy2k6

    ***sold*** iFi xDSD Bluetooth aptX DAC & Amplifier with MQA and DSD

    I am selling my iFi xDSD Bluetooth aptX DAC & Amplifier with MQA and DSD. Unit is in very good condition. Lightly used. I believe it's coming with everything new comes. Original box, almost it shows wear. very nice, small, portable unit that does alot! asking $260 shipped in CONusa, elsewhere...
  7. sunshine83

    Edifier S880DB and LG V30+

    Hi everyone, first of all, sorry for my novice question. My logic says yes you're right but I still can't be sure, so decided to ask away here :) I just bought Edifier S880DB bookshelf speakers, they support hi-res audio through optical, coaxial and usb inputs. It also has two more RCA and aux...
  8. Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000

    Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000

    Introducing the A&ultima SP2000, the third player in the A&ultima lineup. The SP2000 features newly developed audio circuitry and amplifier design taking your music to a whole new level. AK Flagship AKM AK4499EQ Dual DACs Quad-Core CPU 5.0" 720x1280 HD Touchscreen 32bit/768kHz, Native DSD512...
  9. DarKu

    SMSL M500

    ☆Supports MQA decoding; ☆Using the high-end ES9038PRO D/A chip of ESS ; ☆USB uses XMOS XU-216, true 32bit USB solution, supports DoP and native DSD PCM up to 768kHz, support to DSD512; ☆All input ports support DSD transmission, coaxial, fiber support DoP64; ☆ discrete components high power and...
  10. peter123

    Zorloo Ztella USB C DAC impressions thread

    This thread is for discussions regarding the soon to be released Zorloo Ztella USB-DAC. As a sucker for DAC/Amps in general and portable ones specifically I'm hyped about this new offering from Zorloo...
  11. thanks4alltheFish

    (SOLD) FS: iFi iDSD Nano Black Label MQA dac/amp

    Hi there, I'm looking to sell my Nano since I purchased it for travel, but a new job has me at a desk these days. Very lightly used and no scratches or dings. As you'll see in the pictures, it comes with everything as if new. A few of the items haven't ever been used and still remain in the...
  12. Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

    Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

    Brooklyn DAC+ is primarily reference USB2 DAC, but also line and phono analog preamplifier and a reference headphone amplifier. It integrates digital and vinyl hi-res playback for reference listening on headphones and speakers. All integrated functions are of the premium grade. Both phono...
  13. Ragnar-BY

    SOLD Meridian Explorer 2 (EU, international shipping is possible)

    For sale is my Meridian Explorer 2. Explorer2 is a great DAC for it`s price. Despite it`s size, little Meridian could be a good choice for desktop system. And it will perform even better with external power source (i used mine with Schiit Wyrd). Full MQA hardware decoding. Perfect condition. I...
  14. sunshine83

    Affordable Network Streamer Recommendations with MQA?

    Hi guys, first of all I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask this. I'm looking for a network streamer with MQA unfolding capabilities. I've found iFi Pro iDSD but it's very expensive :( Ideally I'd like to stream music from my iPhone via Airplay, then play MQA and hi-res flac and dsd...
  15. Lumin D2

    Lumin D2

    The Lumin D2 is a Roon ready media streamer, with native DSD 128 and DSD64 DAC using Wolfson dual-mono WM8741 DAC with SPDIF output (using BNC)
  16. PopGenie

    Mytek Liberty DAC [SOLD]

    It is in mint condition, only 2 months old. The little brother of Brooklyn that certificate MQA playback. I’m looking for SOLD shipped to North America, buyer pay for the PayPal fee 4%. I also have a pair Kimber PBJ 6.3mm to 4pin XLR Male that used for the DAC balanced output. Add $30USD to...
  17. kp297

    Unfiltered and straight from the source with Apogee (Kishore Patel, Bharat Patel)

    Preface Hi folks, it’s good to be back! Last time you saw us was when we toured the Audeze factory, and sat down with Sankar Thiagasamudram to discuss the development of high performance planar magnetic headphones. If you haven’t already seen it, please check it out ( We...
  18. Climber

    SOLD: Audioquest Dragonfly Red with MQA

    Barely touched, with unused carry case and end cap. $160 shipped CONUS Can add an Audioquest Carbon USB A to Mini extender -- basically the Dragontail but with Carbon-level build -- for an additional $15.
  19. GiBGUN

    Great DAC for Desktop MQA?

    Hi, I'm looking for a great DAC to use on my desktop, solely for USB to my PC, although the ability to control tidal directly from the DAC would be a big plus. - Good pairing for Audeze LCD-XC - Full hardware MQA decoding - Sexy looking! :P (not essential) I was veering towards the Pro-Ject...
  20. sunshine83

    - I Need Your Help Guys! (about MQA) -

    Hi everyone! I'm not that expert in audio but I can still distiguish the difference between CD audio and Hi-Res audio :) I gues this is a good thing :) Currently I discovered MQA files from Tidal and I really liked their sound. They sound like hi-res tracks but the size of the file is...
  21. P

    1st Post - Help with Onyko HF ios Player and MQA

    I purchased 3 MQA albums from the Onkyo Music site. The following playback chain works: MQA Album on PC>Audirvana Plus (I get blue MQA dot)>ifi Nano idsd Black Label(purple=MQA)>speakers (powered) - everything seems fine (blue and purple dots). However, when I copy an album to the iphone Onkyo...
  22. flyte3333

    For sale: Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC - MQA and DSD512 and PCM768kHz support

    Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required. Bought to try out MQA and DSD512 up-sampling. Extra Info: - Full specs and details here: - I purchased this from Apollo Hifi (Australia). - Includes...
  23. Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato

    Built for Love of Music High quality mobile audio should not be outrageously expensive or difficult to use. While there are now many DAPs around to choose from, the DP-S1 delivers the best balance of immersive high-fidelity reproduction and everyday practicality. Lightweight, compact, and...
  24. PopGenie

    SOLD - DP-X1

    The DAP is in very good condition, temped glass screen protector applied since day one. Both 3.5mm and 2.5mm outputs are solid condition, the battery is about 97% health condition. It will come with the original box, usb cable, leather case and 128GB micro sd card. The price includes shipping...
  25. Navodar

    ifi iDSD nano BL - firmware/MQA issues

    I have purchased the ifi nano BL and I am very pleased with the sound it produces as well as the MQA reproduction from Tidal, however there are some serious issues I am facing with it. One should have been told the device does not ship with an MQA compatible firmware and you have to upgrade it...