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MDAC first listen (part IV)

Discussion in 'audio' started by adamlau, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. JohnW

    JohnW pfm member

  2. tkteo

    tkteo New Member

    Hi Mr Westlake,

    I sent you a PM as well. Would you be able to look into it?

    Sincerely, tkteo
  3. torben.dyrby

    torben.dyrby Member

    According to Track&Trace, I'll receive my MDAC later today. Boy am I excited!

    It will replace my old Audiolab 8000A and Arcam CD player, I have been using with my DT-880 Pro headphones. Looking very much forward to hearing the difference.

    And just in time for weekend :)
  4. klipschman70

    klipschman70 Active Member

    I don't mind either to fund $5 to get this process going

  5. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    Ditto :/

    Fingers crossed it'll be ready in yet another week then... This shouldn't be left to John/Dominik to sort out though (they've done their bit), Audiolab should be addressing the issues with the existing bugs with the current firmware, particularly the incorrect filter being displayed on screen unless one is using the USB input. We've paid £599 for a product which should work 100% according to the instructions. Any faults should be ironed out asap by Audiolab...

    - John
  6. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    Me too.
  7. desp_erado

    desp_erado MDAC fan

    You have reason to be excited - remember it takes a LONG time to bed in though, so leave it on for a few weeks.

    I'm running mine with an 8000LX - sounds fantastic! Just waiting for the MPAX, then I am switching the amp to power only mode and use the MDAC as a pre.

    What are you replacing your 8000A with?
  8. torben.dyrby

    torben.dyrby Member

    At first I will be using the MDAC with my PC and head phones (play Flac and HD audio), but eventually it will also serve as preamp for my Musical Fidelity power amp.

    ATM I am only using the 8000A with my head phones.
  9. ChrisPa

    ChrisPa pfm Member


    Who else is going to develop the softwar other than the software developer?
  10. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    Quite! We're lucky John/Dominik are even working on it; John's said that he is not being paid for these firmware bug fix updates by Audiolab, which strikes me as rather unfair considering he's given Audiolab an extremely popular seller. John is also no longer working for Audiolab (though obviously I'm glad he is working on upgrades & bug fixes along with Dominik). If John/Dominik weren't willing to do this, would Audiolab have fixed these problems without them?...
  11. JohnW

    JohnW pfm member

    I believe I've finally managed to Email you the files (Gmail kept returning the files due to attached Zip & exe files).

    Its very important that you call me on the phone number provided so I can guide you though the process, there are a few options that must be selected otherwise you will corrupt your unit - if corrupted it will not be possible to update your MDAC software via the USB port.

  12. anubisgrau

    anubisgrau pfm Member

    i'm amazed that you've managed to discover this?! who the hell would know how would something called "XD optimal transient" differ from "optimal spectrum"....:)

    so is there any rule - what are the real filter settings?
  13. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    I didn't - JohnW let the cat out of the bag a few pages back ;)
  14. Sovereign

    Sovereign pfm Member

    Hi John

    Not been following the thread for a while, when is the MPax due to be out, no rush, just curious
  15. Plutox

    Plutox Registered Abuser

    Make filter changes while the unit is selected to USB input.
  16. cstanpfm

    cstanpfm pfm Member

    You may want to rename the file as txt first and send the file and inform the receiver to rename to exe or zip as necessary.
  17. bigmarcelo

    bigmarcelo pfm Member

    I have been having problems with 24/96 on coaxial with my Marantz NA7004... however, the minute I changed to optical, the signal synch without issues....

    so I don't know if its a hardware or a software issue.... let's hope the new firmware clears it all ....
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