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  1. Thanks for the info. I too would be using it via the USB input, which is asynchronous, and supposedly better than adaptive. I've heard that improving the PS on the regular DacMagic also produces much better results, so hopefully the same thing will happen with the 100.
  2. Hi Everyone, I just noticed that Cambridge have another version of the DacMagic, the 100. It seems very interesting and the specs and price seem very good. Does anyone have any experience with it? It is very new so there is very little out there as far as reviews, etc. Thanks!
  3. Hi All, Not sure if you've seen this article, and couldn't find anything when I searched the site, but it's sure to be controversial: http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html What do you think? Cheers, Ian
  4. Yes, true, the coax does 88k/176, but I was mainly talking about the USB input
  5. I'm surprised this is a recommended component when it doesn't handle the 88 sample rate.
  6. I'll check out the Audiolab - hopefully its price is similar to the MF. Does any one out there have any experience with the Audiolab MDAC?
  7. Hi All, I am thinking of upgrading my desktop headphone setup, which currently consists of an HRT Music Streamer II+ (previous generation, not the latest), a Burson HA-160 headphone amplifier, feeding ATH-AD900 headphones. I'm feeding this via my 2010 MacBook Pro 15" laptop with a Kimber USB cable. I really like the sound, but am wondering if upgrading to something like the new Musical Fidelity M1DAC ( or maybe a Burson DAC) would improve the sound. Does anyone have a similar setup, or thoughts on upgrading?
  8. Hello All, Has anybody heard the new M1DAC from MF? I understand it now has the VLINK built in, and sounds smoother than the previous version. Sam Tellig of Stereophile reviews the new VDAC favorably in January's edition. I would also love to hear any thoughts on the new Dac Magic+ by Cambridge. Cheers, Ian
  9. Hi, I have a Presonus Firebox, which is one of their Firewire recording boxes that does 96/24. I've had it for a couple of years, and it cost around $350 I think at the time. It sounds great, and competes very well with my HRT Streamer+. I'm not sure how it compares with the model you listed, but their stuff is very highly regarded. Cheers, Ian
  10. I like Denon's line of closed back headphones. I use the AH-D2000, which sound great in my opinion. You can also look at the 5000 and 7000 which cost more, but have more bass impact. http://www.headphone.com/headphones/denon-ah-d2000.php http://www.headphone.com/headphones/denon-ah-d5000.php http://www.headphone.com/headphones/denon-ah-d7000.php Cheers, Ian
  11. I have read good reviews about it and am thinking of getting one....
  12. Hi, here is my debug audio output for those interested: Audirvana rev. 0.9.1 debug information: Currently playing in Integer Mode: Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24bits little endian Signed Integer, 6 bytes per frame @44.1kHz Selected device: ID 0x10b Music Streamer II+ UID:AppleUSBAudioEngine:www.hirestech.com 2010 REV 1.4:Music Streamer II+:fd130000:1 5 available sample rates up to 96000.0Hz 32000.0 44100.0 48000.0 88200.0 96000.0 Audio buffer frame size : 29 to 1024 frames Current I/O buffer frame size : 1024 Physical (analog) volume control: No Virtual (digit
  13. My DAC also works great with integer mode: HRT Music Streamer II+ Cheers, Ian
  14. I doubt SSDs will become the default drives, but I'm sure it'll be an option, just like it is for the current MBP.
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