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Does anyone have the update info on MK3 version?
I have the mp-d2 mkI with akm4490 and love the sound, here's my question. I plan on getting the mkIII when it comes out, gary prefers the ess9038pro, i'm thinking that if i love the sound of the 4490 then i should love the 4497.what are your thoughts 4497 or 9038pro?
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 uFMy 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.
So I'm only one cd into listening after swapping out the stock driver tubes for the BEL E88CC tubes and feel pretty confident there was something wrong with the stock pair. The gain at my preamp is now very closely matched between the coax and analog outs from my CD. The high frequencies and "air" is back. Again, these aren't burned in yet, but I feel I'm heading in the right direction with this dac.A new rectifier is on the way too, so I'll post a follow up after some significant listening.
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