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MDAC First Listen (part 00110100)

Discussion in 'audio' started by JohnW, Dec 12, 2016.

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  1. ChrisPa

    ChrisPa pfm Member


    Buy a DAC.

    You know the rules of sod's law - the second you buy a DAC, the mdac2 will be available and you won't have needed to buy an intermediary DAC.

    This will be good for all of us: as soon as you buy a DAC, the mdac 2 will be available

  2. uwe061

    uwe061 pfm Member

  3. Sibbers

    Sibbers pfm Member

    Haha, that made me chuckle. I have been eyeing a few up. Think I might go for the antimode 2.0 for the EQ. Hmmm. But I'm not saying hurry up, I'm just saying let's have some way of knowing how far through the process we are - it's like windows minutes!
  4. ChrisPa

    ChrisPa pfm Member

    John months ;)
  5. Jason_PFM

    Jason_PFM Active Member

    It all makes sense as Johns working pace is close to light speed :D
  6. JTC

    JTC Saint Alphonso!

    Which is what I've done. I'm still in for MDAC2, but I decided I wanted music now, not in n months, and come the availability of MDAC2, I can decide which one goes in the main system and which in the second system :)
  7. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    As a MDAC Toy owner you get GPB300 credit for MDAC development fees - so you would have a GBP200 development balance - but we will call it even for the loan of the phono stage :)

    Then you only need to pay the "At Cost" PCB / PSU....
  8. JTC

    JTC Saint Alphonso!

    OK, but I've also paid at least one additional instalment over and above the Toy dev costs. Can you get Renata to confirm that for me, in case I have it wrong? ta.
  9. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Yes, that correct a single GBP100, Oh well I guess you will want the analogue input option? so we will add that to the ADC development fee...
  10. iansr

    iansr pfm Member

    Was reading about this amp:

    Which has 3 different gain settings with the aim of optimising the overall gain structure of your system. A very useful feature! Is it my imagination or did you say at one point that the VFET amps would have variable gain to ensure optimal gain when working with the FDAC? If I didn't dream that, is it still the plan?
  11. Rune

    Rune pfm Member

    I think it is has been said several times that the FDAC will be gain matched with the VFET and Miniamps. Guess it is obvious since John is making both :)

    It is only relevant if you are mixing brands.
    Have you bye the way looked at the the new DAC 3's HYBRID GAIN CONTROL which sounds interesting. Not sure if it is only marketing.
  12. ChrisPa

    ChrisPa pfm Member

    Don't think the benchmark dac3 helps in this context.

    (From the description) The digital signal never passes through the analogue gain control so, there is no change in analogue gain for digital signals and it plays no part in the digital gain structure
  13. Rune

    Rune pfm Member

    The benchmark was not my point

    It was that FDAC and VFET/mini amps will be gain matched.
  14. ChrisPa

    ChrisPa pfm Member

    What was the point about the benchmark then?
  15. Rune

    Rune pfm Member

    They have gain control in both their amps and DACS and OPs link was to Benchmark amps.
  16. BigDog

    BigDog pfm Member

  17. mbaudis

    mbaudis pfm Member

    I've bought already 3 (2x Matrix, 1 TEAC); didn't help at all :-(
  18. paulski

    paulski pfm Member

  19. Sibbers

    Sibbers pfm Member

    Maybe we should try other forms of superstition? Anyone good with tea leaves? :D
  20. adamdea

    adamdea pfm Member

    Covered recently on the Mytek Brooklyn thread. Take away the mythology and what's left? Building electronics using traditional methods, like thatching roofs?
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