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At last... (Audiolab) - part VI

Discussion in 'audio' started by Steven Toy, Sep 25, 2011.

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  1. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Hi Al,

    1. Yes, "Some" 8200CD's on the production line are fitted with the OLED + Transformer update - however not all markets are ordering the OLED versions due to the slight price increase. OLED versions have a cheap looking "OLED VERSION" label on the carton and rear panel....

    2. Is there even an Audiolab distributor in the US? - No idea.

    3. Best Guess, after Christmas - for all markets outside of the UK...

  2. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Oh - I'm very sorry I missed the chance to meet you - maybe I was locked in the bathroom upgrading PFM'ers CDQ's to OLED version...

  3. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Hi Stuart,

    I'm Guessing your asking about the "QDAC" - ATM its on hold, to allow production to meet MDAC demand.

    In the meantime, we have some ideas that might result in a redesign of the QDAC.

  4. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Hi Mark,

    The MDAC will work very well with your Denon DVD player :) - (so long as it passes the MDAC's Bit-perfect test).

  5. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Indeed, But it says alot when the marketing department in China does not know this... theres only so much Dom and I can help with...

    It is indeed Asynchronous USB, but to gain advantage of Asynchronous USB you need a well design and routed Clock distribution (Master Clocks). This unit "Ticks" all the marketing Spec. requirements but lacks any audiophile credentials...

  6. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    100% Correct!
  7. PhilCTTE

    PhilCTTE Senior mumbler

    Can someone remind me what the QDAC is please ?
    Save me trolling parts III to V
  8. Interzone

    Interzone pfm Member

    Trawling ;)

    The QDAC is (was) a half size box as per MDAC with the addition of analogue inputs.
  9. sergiox

    sergiox pfm Member

    Hello Mr. Westlake, in your opinion, what are the cd or dvd transport that works better with the m-dac?
    thank you!
  10. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Hi Sergiox,

    Any Transport that can be Clock-Locked to the MDAC - Old Arcams, Cambridge Audio CDT (Diskmagic), Deltec / DPA.

    But these will be hard to find (working) these days, although I understand that DPA will add a "Clock-Lock" board to most CD players for GBP250... But I'm only going by what I hear via the Internet...

    Otherwise, any transport that passes MDAC's Bit Perfect test.

    We will have a matching "Transport device" within the next 6 months...

  11. EIffel

    EIffel Cereal Killer


    We'll soon have the MDAC, its improved power supply/HT passthrough, and a matching transport!

    What's missing is a phono unit, and an analog only preamp (all in one) -- Just kidding, although this may not be such a stupid idea if the QDAC doesn't happen

    Exciting times!
  12. PhilCTTE

    PhilCTTE Senior mumbler

    haha yes obviously a term I see to often on some of the other threads.

    Not sure I'll be able to use the digital pre-amp of either DQ or MDAC in my Marantz AV setup , as I'm bi-amping. It uses FL, SBL and FR, SBR output from the processor to achieve this. Might have to get something built in order to split 2 channel into 4 :confused:
  13. Steven Toy

    Steven Toy L3 Toy

    Hi John,

    I am coming round to the idea of buying an MDAC if fitting the Cross output stage to the CDQ is not really feasible.

    I will just need a suitable digital interconnect.
  14. Steven Toy

    Steven Toy L3 Toy

    Very interesting, especially if it is half-width and can be accommodated on the same shelf as the MDAC.
  15. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    HI PhilCTTE,

    With the addition of the MDAC's upgrade PSU (with AV Bypass), I dont see why you could not use the MDAC in your AV System.

    With the PSU/AV bypass - you AV system should work exactly as is does now - but with the advantage of higher quality audio in "Two Channel Stereo" Mode.

  16. arthur

    arthur Banned

    Lo Steven. I'll let you know what I think of the Mdac's x output compared to a fettled CDQ when I pick it up (soon I hope)
  17. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Hi Steven Toy,

    The Transport will be the same size as the MDAC,

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