It looks like Ed Meitner has a new DAC. I come to it at 6moon site.
I very much like the what Srajan Ebaen does for the last couple years. Srajan probably took what I explained at my site about his writing close enough to his hart and very many changes the way how he writes his “reviews”. He does not go nowadays into the murky water of sound or the actual aspect of equipment performance. He makes pictures, publishes the context of manufacturer’s buckets and describes what he sees. I think it is very right approach and I do applaud for the Srajan new ways. This way Srajan does not sound like a typical idiot and his articles stop to be pretentious foolishness but become quite informative and useful for what they are.
Anyhow, Meitner with his new DAC:
In the link at the Meitner’ site there is a reference to a review by Chris Connaker, so called Computer Audiophile. I did not read it as Connaker is an industry whore. If you are a pig farmer and owner of a pig farm then you might call your fattest pig Mr. DAC and then you will see the idiot-Connaker will run to your pig and lick it’s asshole. I am very much not exaggerating – this is what this retards does and this is his identity.
So, Meitner’s new DAC. An impressive and kind of mandatory for today set of features. It cost $7K which is kind of reasonable nowadays for a good DAC. Meitner is one of the very few makers who is know for very good second echelon products. In some way his second echelon products might be even better then his first echelon product. I never was a huge fan of his EMM lab DACs, I find them to be very unpleasantly sounding. I have had my own but I hear it many many many times and all visions if installation of others and I always knew that if EMM Lab DAC was in system it meant garbage Sound.
It looks like (or I hope) that the new MA-1 DAC is a different product, and it look like another MA-2 DAC is coming.
I did not hear the MA-1 DAC. I did not hear about it. I do not think that I will make an effort to hear it. I run 1x via Bidat, 2x via Lavry 924 and 4x via Pasific. Between then I do not have any frustration to hear another DAC, still for some other an idea to have a DAC that can do anything, including USB and DSD streams might be appealing. Nowadays there are many DACs that can do it I do not know how they sound but I think when somebody like Meitner enters the pool then his take need to be considered or at least observed.
What I like. It has a remote control that switches the inputs. I hope the sampling rate automatics recognized – this is absolutely mandatory. I like that the DAC has no idiotic volume control. Bravo Meitner? Only the presence of output volume control in many other DAC instantly disqualified them from any considerations as it indicated that the designer have ears that grows from ass but not from head.
What I do not like. The DAC has no natural processing at original sapling rate and upsamples everything to reportedly double SACD sampling rate. I do not think that it might be deferred in new Meitner DAC and if not than it is a huge white flag in my book.
Anyhow, here is a new Meitner’s DAC, I think it might be worthy to hear it despite the unfortunate upsampling…
Rgs, Romy the Cat
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