I know!Prime Minister;n52015 said:This weekend????
Great tip!Jack;n52035 said:Pick up one of these at Walmart. You would be surprised how good a cable it really is. In the TAS recommended list for years.
As to the MP-D2, I've had mine since August and have really enjoyed it.
Yes, it's big and a little awkward, as it's so much fun rolling tubes and such, that you kind of need easy access to the internals - I don't think I've had the cover on mine since I put it on my rack.marantzfan;n52016 said:I know!
This DAC takes up an entire shelf, so I had to move the PC out of the audio cabinet. Which means, I'm waiting on the 2 Meter USB cable I ordered to get here as the only other ones I have are too short.
The struggle is real people.
I haven't even taken the top off yet. My USB cable is supposed to arrive tomorrow so, I have a feeling that Thursday night will be play time.billfort;n52040 said:Yes, it's big and a little awkward, as it's so much fun rolling tubes and such, that you kind of need easy access to the internals - I don't think I've had the cover on mine since I put it on my rack.
I too had to re-arrange things - computer went to the bottom of the rack, 1m USB cable up to the REGEN which is hard-connected to the MP-D2, the REGEN kind of perched on that tube box which happened to be the right height, LPS for the REGEN is on the floor . I keep thinking I'll clean this up and put the cover on but nah, I'm not done in there yet.
Will report back when I've got more.Jack;n52357 said:Anthony
Anything new to report on the MP-D2? Curious to see your longer term reaction to the 6H30 tubes as they to me were not a favorite. The stock 6H6 tubes are from the same family of tubes but with more warmth.
Quite nicely, actually. It's mellowing a bit, but that's not a bad thing at all. It certainly has warmed up a little and lost what little digital edge it seemed to have to it on the highs. Just gorgeous.billfort;n53901 said:So Anthony, how is the DAC settling in for you?