Pradeep... when you get around to hearing DSD on this DAC your going to be significantly more impressed.
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Sure except the DSD Mahler Symphony 1 from Blue Coast records is USD 50 a pop ! Entirely agree that DSD sounds great but my experience is limited to a few free downloads. Hopefully HD Tracks will include DSD in its repertoire some day. The Mytek is a great DAC and the DSD a free bonus.
The Mytek is in another league....if you want to want the NAD, don't compare them because the Mytek is clearly superior. I have spent some time with the Mytek and have owned some terrific DACs. The Mytek can be favorably compared with Berkeley, ARC and doesn't quite reach the level of a McIntosh MDA1000, Naim nDac or the Playback Designs MPD3 but these DACs are 3-6 times the cost of the Mytek. YMMV but read my posts where I talk about my DAC journeys through the years. It really is amazing what high quality gear is available for reasonable money these days.
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I had the local dealer set up a brand new M 51 in my system. The next day I called him agreeing to purchase the unit. The dealer and I are good friends. After day 4 , I told the dealer I was not entirely happy and he promptly took the unit back. My experience is entirely at odds with some excellent reviews in Stereophile and on Agon. At best, in the course of 5 days or so , I may have clocked 15 hrs or so . There was something in the sonic signature that didn't gel with me. YMMV.
I now have the Mytek plugged into my system with a brand new pair of speakers (which obviously require break in) and the music is positively enticing. While the Mytek has my highest recommendation , would urge any prospective customer to demo before you proceed.
Interesting. I have both in house right now. NAD has about 75 hours. Mytek, is from the dealer, and he told me it has 200 hours on it. I thought I read somewhere the Mytek takes about 500 hours until it comes into it's own. Have you guys experienced this?
I have done a quick back and fourth. At this early juncture, the Mytek has a more open sound and expansive stage. But, it is a bit brighter or harder sounding then the NAD. Another plus from the NAD M51 is it looks much nicer, but that will not be a deciding factor.
Thanks Kal. - I have heard that also, but I I also read someone who said the NAD had told him that they had no plans to do that. But, they also may just be willing to say anything publicly yet. There is a long thread on Head-Fi.
Current plan is to get a Korg MR-2 and record some of my vinyl in DSD? Any experience with Kork MR-2 vs. Kork MR-2000? The MR-2000 looks great, but may be overkill.
Reviving this thread again.
Assuming that NAD adds DSD capability to the M51, will it be possible stream SACDs DSD "out" through HDMI from an Oppo BDP 105 to HDMI "in" on the NAD? What chip is NAD using currently in the M51? Will the "out" from Oppo be native DSD and not conversion to PCM while sending it through HDMI?