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wazzup 26th March 2003 05:11 PM

Hawk Audio mpIII dac any good?
 
Hi,

On the site of www.audio.nl there is a sale on print pcb`s, from the mp dacIII. This could complement my cd-pro2 player, when finshed...

I heard two versions of these dacs, both with a tube output stage, -the original doesn`t have tubes- and it sounded really really good. Now there is but one problem; I only heard only one other dac, something quite different "meridian delta sigma 1 bit" the mp dacIII, sounded more analoge, but darker. The meridian placed a sharper soundfield, but I like analoge more...

The total cost of the dac would be around 500 euro, but i wonder if i could do better. On tnt-audio, the dac got a really good review, and my ears told me it sounded good.


So if anyone has comments on this dac, or experience, OR wants to give advise, please do, as I could use the help.

Guido Tent 26th March 2003 09:29 PM

Re: Hawk Audio mpIII dac any good?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by wazzup
Hi,

On the site of www.audio.nl there is a sale on print pcb`s, from the mp dacIII. This could complement my cd-pro2 player, when finshed...

I heard two versions of these dacs, both with a tube output stage, -the original doesn`t have tubes- and it sounded really really good. Now there is but one problem; I only heard only one other dac, something quite different "meridian delta sigma 1 bit" the mp dacIII, sounded more analoge, but darker. The meridian placed a sharper soundfield, but I like analoge more...

The total cost of the dac would be around 500 euro, but i wonder if i could do better. On tnt-audio, the dac got a really good review, and my ears told me it sounded good.


So if anyone has comments on this dac, or experience, OR wants to give advise, please do, as I could use the help.

Hi,

The Hawk DAC is very decent sounding, from what I remember, though it is quite sensitive to the drive. I do not agree on their layout topology, but that is another subject.

If you are around in Eindhoven, you are welcome to listen to my DAC.

best regards

wazzup 28th March 2003 05:46 PM

Does it sound better? -ofcourse it does!- I mean, what would u say is the difference? On what point do u think it sounds better/worse?


I would love to come over and listen sometime, guess u can`t really discuss sound until you`ve heard it...:rolleyes:


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