Anyone hear this setup? In the coming weeks im going to purchase a DacMagic from Audio advisor. I have a Cambrdige Audio 640a so im very fond of their products. For Speakers i have Monitor Audio RS1's.
oh yeah, my oppo sounds more lifelike now, my music is much more relaxed more instrument separation. I've had it soo far less than a week. I have an audioquest optical cable, now I'm playing jps optical cable.I'm still burning it in. But overall I love the dacmagic. My system has gotten less fatiguing, I tried it today around 12 o clock.. It still keeps the realism. I also tried it with my ps3 with a blu-ray movie and it brings out some serious quality... Overall I'd recommend the dacmagic for a budget audiophile.
Yeah the sound is such a big improvement. DVd players tend to be kind of cloudy and fatiguing. Now i notice subtle details in my music and more texture. Playing dave matthews band - Everyday album i could notice a huge difference in sound, on my system before the dacmagic this album was kind of loud ( not the clipping loud but pretty loud ) when i played it after the dacmagic the music relaxed, and i heard the album the way its supposed to sound.
Yes- the DacMagic is an amazing DAC for the $- No doubt. Awhile back, I purchased the digital oval cable from Analysis Plus cables- I had read a review in Stereophile last winter and Sam Tellig raved about it. The DacMagic used in conjunction with this cable is astounding IMHO. They run $190 for 1m length and worth every penny. Having owned a Rega Apollo cdp for some time, I actually ran the Digital Oval cable from the player through the DacMagic and was very surprised with the upgrade in sound. I loved the sound so much, I sold the Apollo and am now running everything through my laptop ripped at lossless quality. Sounds incredible.
Yes, I second that emotion; the DacMagic is very good, IMO. One thing I've got to do is spin my credit card and buy the Bryston for a head to head review v. the CA. Why not see what the cost differential returns?
I can also confirm the Cambridge DAC is a superb piece of kit. I originally had the DAC2 which was excellent, just recently replace it with the isomagic which is ideal for Blu-Ray. [url=http://www.thehifisite.com]The HIFI site[/url]