NAD M51 against M2tech Young against AudioGD NFB9.2
Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:35 PM
Used for Computer Audio (foobar/audirvana) via USB, into Woo Audio WA2 and then to Beyer T1s.
Leaning towards the audioGD as its black and matches my WA2 very nicely, but haven't heard any of these DACs.
Clearaudio Emotion Turntable, Emotive XSP-1 and XPA-1s. 7.1 Paradigm Studio HT.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:24 PM
M51 gives you way more realistic (or live or warm) sound then M2Tech Young. But M2Tech Young revealed many details what were covered by the other DACs. May be M2Tech was actually exaggerating them which should not be revealed at all... I am comparing SPDIF input only. USB was not sounding good with M2Tech Young: dark and obvious lack of detail... M51 is way better for USB as well in my opinion...
And of course the amount of bass is way more pronounced with M51 then with M2Tech Young...
I personally think that M2Tech Young is overpriced too much and should be below 1k mark. Small box with external PS. No remote and etc.
Edited by note, 10 July 2012 - 07:28 PM.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:12 AM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:55 AM
Turntable - Rega P3 24 with Ext PSU, and Groovetracer reference subplatter Tonearm - RB301,Cartridge - Ortofon 2M Bronze, Amplifier - Luxman L-590ax, Secondary Amplifier - Redgum RGi60 Speakers - Triangle Genese Quartet, Zu Audio Omen Bookshelf, DAC - NAD M51 COMPUTER STAGE - 2011 Mac Mini + Synology DS1010+
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:08 PM
Did you also try the M51 via the John Keny mk3?
Yes both units were fed by the JK Mk3. The only difference was that, because the M51 doesn't have a BNC input, I used a BNC/RCA adapter on the digital cable (black cat silverstar 75, and it was the adapter supplied by black cat).