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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    Is that the same DAC that is in my MA 9000?
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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    Quote Originally Posted by Bachtoven View Post
    Is that the same DAC that is in my MA 9000?
    MA9000 uses the DA1 Digital Audio Module.

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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    MA9000 uses the DA1 Digital Audio Module.
    Which one is considered to be the best between them?
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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    Quote Originally Posted by Bachtoven View Post
    Which one is considered to be the best between them?
    I can only make an assumption. Module vs: (from the McIntosh website)

    "The D1100 Digital Preamplifier is a reference level stereo preamplifier and digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Its 8-channel, 32-bit DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode with half of it dedicated to the left audio channel and the other half to the right channel. It’s the most advanced DAC we’ve ever used and delivers an unprecedented level of performance so that all your digital music is reproduced with exceptional accuracy and authenticity."

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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    I can only make an assumption. Module vs: (from the McIntosh website)

    "The D1100 Digital Preamplifier is a reference level stereo preamplifier and digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Its 8-channel, 32-bit DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode with half of it dedicated to the left audio channel and the other half to the right channel. It’s the most advanced DAC we’ve ever used and delivers an unprecedented level of performance so that all your digital music is reproduced with exceptional accuracy and authenticity."
    Their description of the DA1 sounds similar: "The DA1 utilizes a powerful 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode." Regardless, the DA1 sounds great.
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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    I would guess it is the same. Sounds like they build their finest in the top of the line and offer it as an upgrade for people who have units with up-gradable DACs.
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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    Joe

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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I would guess it is the same. Sounds like they build their finest in the top of the line and offer it as an upgrade for people who have units with up-gradable DACs.
    That's what I'm counting on! I do get that tiny fade-in, but it doesn't seem to affect all recordings. I could do without it, but it isn't a deal breaker.
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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    on the short list to to replace my D100 in 2019.
    McIntosh/Bryston/SimAudio, Woo Audio and Sennheiser stuff.

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    Re: McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier DAC Review - Part One

    how is the headphone amp on this bad boy?
    McIntosh/Bryston/SimAudio, Woo Audio and Sennheiser stuff.

 

 
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