Just had a good listen to the D150 on MC152 and C-47 (same
DAC but phono and other features) on a bigger Mac amp, forgot to look at model.
The salesman switched out the D150 and let me compare it to my own Parasound
Halo P5 I brought in. The Halo just came out of the car and the D150 had been
playing a good while so that would need to be factored in. Listened to the D150
for a while first then put the Halo in and it sounded substantially worse, thin with a noticeably narrower soundstage in comparison. Then
as I settled in after a few musical pieces I was familiar with, it was sounding
respectable and acceptable if there was nothing better to compare to. We put the D150
back in after a good while and the improvement was not as dramatic as initial
change to the Halo, however, superior dynamics, a wider soundstage, and more revealing in general is pretty
obvious. I am looking forward to acquiring one of these two Mac preamps,
hopefully sooner than later. Speakers on the D150 were the new $7,000 Paradigm stand
mounts (very nice) and the on C-47 was B&W 805D3 which I own. Is it worth
the diff in price $1,000 vs $3,000 in my case? If you like Mac as I do, you
have to pay to play. Used market for me. .