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    EMM Labs DA2

    I had a visit from the new EMM distributor today. Had the opportunity to listen to the new DA2 today in the store. The distributor was kind enough to leave it with me for a few weeks so we will be giving it a good listen!

    The DA2 and MSB Premier couldn’t be more different in their presentation. They are both excellent in their own way.

    Fun times! Here’s a few pics.




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    And what was your favourite flavour Mike?
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    Re: EMM Labs DA2

    Quote Originally Posted by bart View Post
    And what was your favourite flavour Mike?
    What you guys need to understand, is that as much as I would love to say, (and they are both truly are great), but, some people get some serious butt hurt - even when you are just pointing out TECHNICAL differences or deficiencies. When I had the Innuos on loan and gave my honest feedback, it created a problem. And I liked it, but if you state one negative thing, that’s all they focus on, even if it’s technical in nature.

    And you guys wonder why there are no “bad reviews.” LOL.

    Let’s just say that they are both great (and they are!!!!!) and everyone should really listen and decide on their own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    What you guys need to understand, is that as much as I would love to say, (and they are both truly are great), but, some people get some serious butt hurt - even when you are just pointing out TECHNICAL differences or deficiencies. When I had the Innuos on loan and gave my honest feedback, it created a problem. And I liked it, but if you state one negative thing, that’s all they focus on, even if it’s technical in nature.

    And you guys wonder why there are no “bad reviews.” LOL.

    Let’s just say that they are both great (and they are!!!!!) and everyone should really listen and decide on their own.


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    I don't blame you, Mike.

    Assuming you have heard the EMM DAC2X, would you say that the DA2 is similar in sonic qualities?
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    Re: EMM Labs DA2

    I love my EMM Labs DV2!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asindc View Post
    I don't blame you, Mike.

    Assuming you have heard the EMM DAC2X, would you say that the DA2 is similar in sonic qualities?
    Yes and no. As you would expect from Ed and his son, the DA2 handles DSD just beautifully. I just played this album in DSD and it was wonderful.

    Question for the DA2 guys: what is the break in period?




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    Re: EMM Labs DA2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    What you guys need to understand, is that as much as I would love to say, (and they are both truly are great), but, some people get some serious butt hurt - even when you are just pointing out TECHNICAL differences or deficiencies. When I had the Innuos on loan and gave my honest feedback, it created a problem. And I liked it, but if you state one negative thing, that’s all they focus on, even if it’s technical in nature.

    And you guys wonder why there are no “bad reviews.” LOL.

    Let’s just say that they are both great (and they are!!!!!) and everyone should really listen and decide on their own.


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    Nicely stated Mike.

    Without having A/B'd the two units (or speaking with Mike) my "assumption" is that the MSB has a smoother and better mid-range with great vocal clarity. The EMM unit is more detailed and seemingly able to extract more information. Each of those will have proponents.
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    Re: EMM Labs DA2

    Is there any sonic difference between the DA2 and DV2?


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    I have a friend locally that has this EMM DAC. It is a terrific piece with lots of flexibility. Keep us posted Mike!
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    Re: EMM Labs DA2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Is there any sonic difference between the DA2 and DV2?


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    I have not compared the 2 units, but got the DV2 to eliminate using a preamp.


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