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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.
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.
Hi Vistance, the mousai dac is basically the dac portion from the questyle qas192. I think they let an ex engineer from questyle market it because they are still friends. The Matrix M-stage HPA2 has rca output on the back with variable output controlled by the volume knob so you can use it as a preamp. This is a very sweet combo deal and more people should go for it. Warranty service for massdrop products is provided by massdrop so in some cases it's even better than the original warranty due to massdrop being in the usa. (correct me if wrong)
james.young.560272
Can I connect Mousai to the USB OTG port of my Android KitKat media player and use it as an external DAC with USB Audio Player Pro app?
I was trying to research the Mousai DAC but can barely find any info about it online. Does anyone know why? It looks nice, but wanted to be sure of more than just looks. It feels worrying if I can't even find an official site for it, who would provide warranty for it? Being a direct from China product, I'm worried about who would service it if an issue came up. Anyone know any more about it?
It looks very similar to the Questyle stuff, but I can't find a manufacturer page for it.
Can I definitely get it before May 5th in Anchorage?
Yusung
Estimated ship date is April 20, 2015, so I'd say you have very good odds. But things could potentially be delayed, so I can't say for certain.
Danny_Liu
Hi danny, can I use matrix as preamp?
Added shipping to international locations. Please note that the two products combined are well above 10 lbs and we're shipping at cost (hence somewhat pricey shipping).
Why is there an unavoidable additional cost of either $7 or $30 for the color choice when checking out?
Lush
Oops, sorry. Removed, thanks for pointing that out.
Cheap! No Australian version?
Shipping to Canada please?
399.99$ is for amp/dac combo or dac only?
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You mentioned that an amp is included with the DAC. Do you know what that amp is?
Anjolie
That was a one time bundle.
This is the drop is for the DAC only.
The only problem is AUD is so low compared to USD now. Im just sad.
So here's a bundle that I'm excited about. Two really great bang-for-the-buck products that punch above their weight class. Listened to the TH-900 and HD 800 out of this combo, I'm not sure you could do better without spending significantly more.
The savings on the bundle vs. the standalone cost on both is significant. Quantity is rather limited, so definitely start reading up if this might be something that tickles your fancy.
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Any opinions on how this compares with the Peachtree Dac-Itx or the Music Fidelity V90 dacs? They all weigh in at the same price.
"SNR for headphone output: 110 dB" -- say wuh? :)
I've had this since the 1st drop and have really no problems with it. Only thing I could mention is at times it has caused music / sound to get laggy during web page loading. It only did that a few times a while ago though. Sounds great to my limited knowledge. I use this + an Asgard 2 amp as my main setup. I've used several headphones and iem's in this setup and everything so far has sounded amazing, ranging from the K7XX, to HD700's, to Etymotic HF5's. I have no plans to upgrade this unit - very happy with it.
I got mine a few days ago. I have compared it with my other DAC costing over 600, and I believe this one is better in clarity and on some other aspects. I am very happy to have it.
This looks like a knock off of the Questyle Q129. Their PCB's are almost identical, but this one comes with an LCD screen. Being that the Questyle sells for more... perhaps this is a deal? I suppose buyer beware.
nice description.
It's a great sounding DAC. I've run tests using RMAA and it clearly outperformed my ODAC on external Power and my EMU 0204 . There is one big caveat - at least with USB source connection - when changing tracks of different sample rates, it makes a loud hash noise! Especially when going from 192k to 44k. This occurs for a few seconds.
Just received the DAC, tried powering it up and nothing happens :/