Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz

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Scotlynn

Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #140 on: 5 Oct 2017, 09:32 pm »
Thanks for the info, Garry. I was worried that the dac was not a good fit for my preamp after you and I exchanged some emails, but still hoping that there something else going on as I really wanted to make this work in my system. Your dac seems so well built and versatile. Let me know when you've had a chance to look over the unit.

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #141 on: 6 Oct 2017, 03:27 pm »
Thanks for the info, Garry. I was worried that the dac was not a good fit for my preamp after you and I exchanged some emails, but still hoping that there something else going on as I really wanted to make this work in my system. Your dac seems so well built and versatile. Let me know when you've had a chance to look over the unit.

Maybe stupid question, have you connected your pre with the correct DAC outlets and not the MP-D2 pre outs?

*Scotty*

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« Reply #142 on: 6 Oct 2017, 03:43 pm »
Scott, what operating system are you using. Win 10 Creator has native support for 24/192 no ASIO driver required.
You should be able to kernal stream everything including DSD files. I am using jRiver 22....
 The ASIO driver may not be the best sounding piece of software out there. In direct comparisons between the Auralic supplied ASIO driver and Kernel streaming via jRiver 22 and Win 10 Creator Edition it totally in favor of kernal streaming. The ASIO driver came in last with a much more opaque cloudy sound.
Good luck getting this sorted out.
Scotty

LarsSt

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #143 on: 6 Oct 2017, 06:17 pm »
I've now had the MP-D2 since January and am extremely satisfied with SQ.

My previous DAC history encompass Cambridge DAC1, Audio-Lab MDAC, Audio-GD Ref-5, iFi iDAC2, AMI Musik DS5 ... and some DAC's I may have forgotten.

Prior first power up of MP-D2 I installed following:

Rectifier tube: BRIMAR NOS 5Z4GY/CV1863 (Coke bottle)

Signal tubes: 4x MATCHED 6N23P 6Н23П VOSKHOD

Capacitors: Mundorf Silver/Gold 2,2 uF

My setup looks as follows: Norma Revo IPA-140 integrated amplifier, Gauder Akustik Arcona100 Speakers, MediaPC w. Roon.

Upgraded MP-D2 firmware to version 10-6 today, can't say I noticed any difference.
 



gtube

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #144 on: 6 Oct 2017, 11:28 pm »
10-6 firmware mainly fixes bugs for ES9038Pro, and slightly improves AK4497 bass performance.

This firmware can work on both MP-D2 MK1 and MK2 version although it is not essential to upgrade MK1 firmware. 

david45

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #145 on: 20 Oct 2017, 08:37 pm »
Garry,

Quick question for you if you don't mind: when can we expect the MP-D2 to be dsd512 compatible for those of us upsampling using HQPlayer?


gtube

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #146 on: 21 Oct 2017, 05:38 am »
Hi david45,
We are working on a new USB module board for MP-D2 to support DSD512 and external clock.

Thanks,
Garry

PeteG

Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #147 on: 22 Oct 2017, 04:20 pm »
We are working on a new USB module board for MP-D2 to support DSD512 and external clock.

Thanks,
Garry

Will the MP-D2 ever have an I2S input.

gtube

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #148 on: 2 Nov 2017, 03:24 am »
First, I2S is designed for short distance DAC internal connection. It is not quite suitable for long distance external use. Second, there is no international standard for I2S connector. Some DACs use HDMI (LDVS differential). Some use RJ45 Ethernet or even 4 BNCs. Too much hassle to the end users when matching different connectors.

JackD

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #149 on: 2 Nov 2017, 04:53 am »
As Garry said at this point in time I2s is only viable between components of the same brand using the same "standard' like between the PS Audio Memory Player and the Directstream Dac or the Aqua transport and their DAC's.  Other than that an option of no value. 

Rephleks

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #150 on: 31 Jan 2018, 11:36 pm »
Is anyone using a Microrendu or Ultrarendu with the MP-D2? Is it compatible?

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« Reply #151 on: 11 Feb 2018, 07:13 am »
Is anyone using a Microrendu or Ultrarendu with the MP-D2? Is it compatible?
I've used the SOtM 200, which is similar to the Microrendu, and it worked fine.

Tubeburner

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« Reply #152 on: 11 Feb 2018, 02:55 pm »
I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 and I never have a problem connecting. The uRendu should have no issues.

The Musical Paradise D2 with the AK4497 is an incredibly musical dac. I changed the rectifier to a GZ37 Mullard and Amerex 6922PQ in place of the Russian tubes and the dac sings. This replaced an Exogal Comet Plus and there was no contest IMO.




tdangelo

Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #153 on: 11 Feb 2018, 03:04 pm »
I have Ultrarendu and it works fine with the MK1. I had the SMS200 previously and it worked fine too. I just got a Schiit Yggy and although it sounds good I think I like my MK1 with Jupiter caps a little better. If the Yggy doesn’t get better after a few more days of burnin I will return it and get a 4497 MK2. The first MK2 I bought got seized by customs but Garry promptly returned my $$.

Tony

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #154 on: 11 Feb 2018, 07:17 pm »
Hi david45,
We are working on a new USB module board for MP-D2 to support DSD512 and external clock.

Thanks,
Garry

Hi Garry -

Any progress on the DSD512 front?  I have the computing horsepower, but it's still surprisingly difficult to find 4497 dacs that will do DSD512. - Pat

fishzoo123

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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #155 on: 6 Mar 2018, 08:02 pm »
I am using the Jupiter Copper Foil 1.5uF which fits and works just fine. (Cheaper than the 2.2uF cap)


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Re: Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS Balanced DAC DSD DOP 384Khz
« Reply #156 on: 6 Mar 2018, 08:07 pm »
Hi david45,
We are working on a new USB module board for MP-D2 to support DSD512 and external clock.

Thanks,
Garry

I am interested in this as well. Any updates or when this version 3 will be released ?