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Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@sns I agree with you that the 005 is probably at or near sota. In terms of comparing current sota to live music, I think we have a long way to go. On a 10 point scale, I suspect we are at a 5. There’s something about live music that doesn’t eve... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@arafig The May and 005 are more similar than different. Both have excellent 3-d palpalpability. The 005 is more like the sixth row. The May is less detailed but has a blacker background. I did not think the DSD mode was particularly better than ... 
New Rouge Dragon amplifier
  @goldprintaudio  So what does the DragoN sound like? Isn't that the point of this thread?  
Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
@lordmelton I have a few dozen native DSD (dsf) files. I feel that the Musetec does a beautiful job with them. I believed from the beginning that DSD sounded better than PCM but given the advances in dacs over the last 5 to 10 years, I’m no long... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@ja_kub_sz  Have you listened to it through USB? I think that the consus is that this input method has been optimized over the others. The argument I have heard against a ddc to I2s is that it is unnecessary since this is what the usb input is do... 
Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
@genjamon  I purchased the L2 version instead of the KTE because Goldensound in his YouTube review compared them and, in substance, said there was not a significant difference.     If he said there was a big difference, I would have bought ... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
  @yyzsantabarbara  "This is now easily the best DAC I have ever owned. Thanks to the guys who posted on this DAC and also @ricevs who told me that all his customers were getting Musetec DACs. I now understand why." I'm happy to hear you're enj... 
Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
Nice to hear you are happy with the 005. From what I have heard, the Spring sounds like the May. Odds are since you prefer the 005 to the Spring, you would prefer it to the May too. The 005 at around 3k, is beginning to look like a giant killer, e... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@Bill-k I was not charged any fees or duties.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@melm I saw that. He even sold his Mola Mola because he liked the 005 better. I never would have guessed that. Hopefully he will post here too.   
Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
@jimmy2615 Goldensound in his YouTube review of the May commented that the input/receiver hardware was of such high quality that it didn’t matter what source was used, even a gaming computer. He aparently did not formally test this. I found the... 
Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
Epilogue  I mention in my original review that I would report back after listening to music from the May for a few days. This time the listening was in a normal manner without labored A/B comparisons. My original conclusions did not change.  Sin... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@yyzsantabarbara  I'm curious about the soundstage in the Topping. I read a review that it had good width but poor depth. What is your experience with that?  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@warfy @melm had good results with the AudioQuest Pearl usb cable.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@wharfy I agree with melm on the break in time. Also, you might have noticed, it seems most prefer the USB input as better than the others. I would stick with this one, at least in the beginning.