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Mousai MSD192 DAC

Mousai MSD192 DAC

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This vs Modi Multibit anyone?
Hi!
Is this DAC better than Nuforce DAC 80?
Connected via USB from Mac.
Also considered audiolab m-dac, because all other components are audiolab
Does anyone compared this one and nuforce or m-dac?
Stasguru
Anyone?
Will this be a upgrade to the grace design m9xx
johnq1118
I would also like to know this. ak4490 vs WM8741
Have the chance to try this product today (I'm in Southeast Asia) and I must say I'm impressed. If it could return for $300 it would be great.
egodivinus
I don't like think it's generally too cool to post links to other retailers, but since this isn't dropping and has no sign of dropping again anytime soon...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOUSAI-MSD192-Wolfson-WM8741-USB-DAC-Decoder-24Bit-192-KHz-110V-to-240V-/112047982732?hash=item1a1694888c:g:-xoAAOSw-KFXe1tY
http://www.shenzhenaudio.com/mousai-msd192-wolfson-wm8741-dac-24bit-192-khz-usb-dac-decoder-made-by-questyle.html
The 8741 does decode DSD, and moreover supports native DSD decoding (bypassing PCM conversion). However, the chip has to be programmed to support this, AND the inputs have to be able to accept DSD or DoP. If the unit supports all of that this does seem like a great price to get into native DSD decoding.
Does it decode DSD? and if so, via what protocol?
sc53
No DSD decoding, but I'm not swayed much by DSD relevance over PCM assuming same master. However, audiophiles are fickle, and opinions vary so please don't make this too much of a back and forth. PLEASE, buy what suits your needs not mine.
beatstreet
It seems very close in design to Questyle CAS192 Mini WM8741 based dac, which is a very high quality device.
I've owned this DAC for nearly a year. If you purchase it. Copy the CD immediately and backup in 3 different digital places/physical places, you'll never be able to get the DAC driver elsewhere if something happens to that CD, now that this Mousai company pulled their Mousai website belly up.
This DAC also makes a good secondary use as an excellent USB to Coax interface.

This DAC has a smooth neutral DAC sound and is an amazing deal for under $300 rivals DACs many $$$ more.
Anyone from 220v country having issues with the Mousai? This is my second defective unit - won't power up on arrival. Returning it back to Massdrop but I'm not sure if I should get another unit or a full refund given my experience.
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I got another unit sent over and it finally worked!
That was my first guess: a 110v unit. But then the test sheet says 220v. Got another unit shipped to me and it now works perfectly.
Received the DAC. Won't power up on arrival. How do you guys switch this unit on?
Because this has a Digital output, can this be used a USB Transport? I'm curious what USB chip is being used here.
Really great news group! We’re excited to report that all of the orders have been shipped out early from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.

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Tyler
Hi tyler, is there a better model will be lease soon like questyle cas192 ?
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Mousai MSD192 DAC + Matrix HPA-2 Amplifier and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.

As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 4/21.

Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 4/14.