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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    AKM Chip ...? You're good .........

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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    I have no issues, sounds great to me.


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    AKM Chip ...? You're good .........
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    I hear they are good... one chip I have never heard... it sounds like quite a great DAC, especially for the money!
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    The AKM chips are every bit as capable as any ESS chip just a different flavor. Their newest chips, announced at CES the same time as the newest ESS ones, are also just starting to get used in gear. Many manufacturers favor them like Esoteric. That same chipset is used in an $8000 Esoteric player. The newest chip the 4495 is used in the $12,000 and $20,000 models above it. So they think it is O.K.
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    No doubt... just an interesting point... another flavor DAC is all... just one I have never had the opportunity to own.... I have had 3 different BurrBrowns, Cirrus Logic, and a few different ESS's...
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Hi! Newbie here.

    I've been following this thread with great interest and really appreciate all the useful comments and pics. I suspect you'll be hearing more from me more as I just placed an order for the MP-D2.

    I was on the R2R bandwagon, had extreme interest in the Holo Spring and had actually placed an order but canceled after a one month wait and no DAC. I then came across the MP-D2 and was impressed by all the rave reviews. It seems like everybody across multiple forums likes this DAC which is a very good sign. I was also impressed by the large, heavy chassis and open design. So I balanced all the considerations including the price and took the plunge.
    I picked the basic model and will roll caps and tubes after it breaks in.

    I can hardly wait to fire up this heavyweight.

    ...Roy

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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I have no issues, sounds great to me.

    If he reconized the chipsets from the picture posted ... He is very good ...


    Btw ,

    Are you going straight to the amps or going thru your Pre..? what amps are you using , the BK mono's ...??


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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Unless he changed something from earlier he was going W4S Sonos, to MP DAC to STP-SE to Accuphase A-36.

    You could make a hell of a system you could live with for a long time for reasonable money with a Auralic Aries Mini with an LPS, MP DAC, STP-SE, Nord One Up stereo amp and a pair of Spatial M3 Turbo S's. Would put you at a little over $8000 if all were bought new and less if any were used. All you would need then would be a CD player and TT rig if that interested you.
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I ran a set of the Siemens like you bought for a little over a month and may go back, but trying the 12 volt family now. The 12AU7 lowers the gain a good bit which for me was a good thing.
    Just checking ... the DAC spec says E88CC.
    12AU7 equivalent is the ECC82??

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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Very interesting DAC Joe. It will be interesting to hear how it develops sound wise. But no wonder it is crisp sounding with the AKM chips.


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