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Old 26th March 2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 26th March 2003, 09:29 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 28th March 2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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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...
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