Musiland Monitor 02 US
Sep 6, 2009 at 9:52 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1,340

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Sep 6, 2009 at 10:13 AM Post #2 of 1,340

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Yes I have a monitor 02us. It arrived on Wednesday with a monitor 01usd and it is stunningly good for the money. On a usb source it is more detailed than my dacmagic. As a digital output for my computer it is much better than the monitor 01usd which is to me a little bright in the treble. Not sure if it is better than my asus xonar stx with 3x lme49720na opamps but certainly not noticeably worse. My Cambridge 840c is a bit better but not as much of a difference as the monitor02 to the dacmagic.

If you have any specific questions let me know.

The drivers are suprisingly robust under xp and 192k files sound great.
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Sep 6, 2009 at 10:37 AM Post #3 of 1,340

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yeh just one question im not sure if you'll know this. ive sent a question to one of the people selling it on ebay but im yet to get a response. the power lead that comes with it is built in yes? one of the sellers asks you to send them what country you're from, so does that mean they send you one with the correct built in power lead for australia?

i got a reply back from one other ebay seller and he said he'll just send an australian power adapter with it, however how safe is it using it since australia uses a higher voltage than other countries?
 
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I'm in New Zealand so I'm also 230 volt. No they didn't send the right plug. Straight pins which I twisted.
 
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Quote:

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I'm in New Zealand so I'm also 230 volt. No they didn't send the right plug. Straight pins which I twisted.


The power cord is "built-in" which has a US/CN/JP standard plug. To use it in Australia, you can either use an AU standard adapter or twist the pins a little bit.

This unit can take 85-265V power which is perfect to be used in all countries.
 
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165V? weird. Anyway why would all countries be able to use that? Europe and most of Asia is 220-240 volts.


Sorry for the typo. It should be 85-265V.
 
Oct 4, 2009 at 10:01 PM Post #9 of 1,340

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Yes USB 24bit 192khz it is exceptional

The Musiland monitor 02us is the best bargain I have ever purchased in Audio. Even if you only ever used it to convert usb to coaxial or optical or bnc it is amazing. It sounds significantly better from a usb source than my cambridge dacmagic which cost 4 times the amount.

The new driver is a significant upgrade.
 
Oct 5, 2009 at 8:18 AM Post #13 of 1,340

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Yes you are wrong. Yes it will upsample if set to do so. On auto sampling rate it outputs at whatever frequency the played back file is recorded at i.e. 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176 or 192 khz. It can however to set to output to any of these frequencies if wanted.
 
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Would the Musiland Monitor 02 US be an improvement over my M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard? And if I got the Monitor 02 US, how would be the best way to connect it from my computer to my Oritek OMZ dac 4.2?
 

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