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MDAC First Listen (part 00111001)

Discussion in 'audio' started by ti33er, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. MartinC246

    MartinC246 Member

    John, thanks for the quick reply. I'm sorry I didn't come back straight away but I couldn't get my head round your reply.

    Are you saying that MDAC2 will only be available in the basic twin ESS9028Pro version with optional streamer, or will it be available with discrete & DDA versions but without the best analogue stages which will have to wait for FDAC?

  2. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Hi Michael,

    OK noted - Thank you.
  3. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest


    The MDAC2 is available in 3 variants - the streamer is compatible with all 3.

    The streamer is an OPTION on the basic MDAC2 (Dual ESS9028PRO) and is required for the MDAC2 Discrete & MDAC2 DD2A
  4. mattgbell

    mattgbell Weird owl

    Does "required" (above) mean the streamer is INCLUDED IN the MDAC2 Discrete & MDAC2 DD2A, or does it have to be purchased as an extra. And if the latter, who fits it?
  5. timola

    timola pfm Member

    As far as I understand it. You need an existing MDAC chassis. You then fit the new MDAC2 and Streamer boards yourself. I believe the firmware and software will be preloaded. You'll need a small torx set to open the MDAC chasis. I'm sure John will provide full instructions....and I'm sure others will post a photo-story of the procedure (Misterdog..maybe??).
    You will need to buy the Streamer Board for options 2 and 3 it is not included in the price projections previously quoted.
  6. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue The Mighty Deoxitiser

    AFAIUI, you first need to believe in Christmas.
  7. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    ? ? IHTLTUOTI.
  8. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    Whaleblue and misterdog: IHNIWYAWA (I have no idea what you are writing about). Is there a course in lost acronyms and daft abbreviations I could take?
  9. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    I think misterdog is only teasing.;)

    Now observe a true wordsmith in action.

  10. sam_cat

    sam_cat ʇɐɔ_ɯɐs

    AFAIUI = As Far As I Understand It

    IHTLTUOTI = I Had To Learn To Underestimate Our Total Idiots

  11. adamdea

    adamdea pfm Member

    BUT WAIT cf the following

    So as usual I find myself utterly confused. Can someone help here. Which version of the mdac2 is supposed to be ready by Christmas? Is it the new DDA or the original one. John orginally seemed to say the third option (renamed DDA). I pointed out that this seemed a bit odd, being the new design.

    Now it seemed that the DDA is being reserved for the Fdac- what does this mean? I appreciate that I may be foolish but it does not seem to make sense. Granted, I have been on the naughty step for some time as a result of repeated thought crimes, but I would have thought that this concerned everyone
  12. s1h1

    s1h1 performing within expectations

    What is DDA (and DD2A) an acronym for?
  13. adamdea

    adamdea pfm Member

    I don't know, but one could be forgiven for thinking "Due December Always"
  14. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind


    I Had To Look That Up On The Internet.
  15. JTC

    JTC Saint Alphonso!

    ...you are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike...

    Still lost I am.
  16. fusion5

    fusion5 on the dark side of hifi...


    AFAIK the DDA (Direct Digital Analogue) allows for "fast" (I know :rolleyes:) production because it doesn't require the HQ PSU and misses some of the rather complex features like the slave interface.

    DDA is not reserved for FDAC, only the combination of DDA output stage and discrete DAC will be.
    s1h1 and adamdea like this.
  17. adamdea

    adamdea pfm Member

    Thanks. I think I follow. Ok, well one can dare to hope. Any idea where the state of board design is for this product?
  18. Rune

    Rune pfm Member

    What John said was that DDA + discrete DAC in the same DAC was reserved for FDAC.

    Not confusing at all:)
  19. adamdea

    adamdea pfm Member

    Not for people able to read in the missing words in square brackets and intuit the singular verb, no.
  20. timola

    timola pfm Member

    That makes sense as John also said there will only be one FDAC.

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