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Old 03-15-2016, 10:41 PM
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Default Looking for input on Signature upgrade on MD Tuners

Anyone out there pulled trigger on this upgrade worth 2k on their Magnum Dynalab tuners?

Looking for some feedback, please.



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Tidal -> Aurender S10 -> Accuphase DC-37 -> Accuphase E-470 -> Monitor Audio GX200

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:52 PM
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Banter.......I have been a Magnum Dynalab admirer for many years. I still lust for the MD108t. I have listened to the MD108 on a number of occasions and consider it one of th best FM tuners I have ever heard. Having said that, $2000 seems a bit steep for this particular upgrade to the output stage. I would have to think long and hard about the actual performance improvement over already top end tuners.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:17 PM
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I just bought an md108t last fall and absolutely love it. I've got this upgrade on the list, but have spent enough on audio for a good long while. It's close to the top of the list though - I listen to fm more than anything and love the sound of the 108t. If I wasn't looking at a new car's worth of unhooked up amps in my floor, this would be happening in the next few months.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:18 PM
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The folks at md say they're doing lots of these upgrades - of course, they would say that ...
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD R-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL 212 SEs (2x)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Rental (while the room is being built): Accuphase E650 replaces the C3800 and A200s. All of the other stuff above that's usable, except the turntable stuff. Using TAD CR-1s, rather than the R-1s.

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


Kitchen:

KEF LS50 Wireless
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:12 AM
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Banter.......I have been a Magnum Dynalab admirer for many years. I still lust for the MD108t. I have listened to the MD108 on a number of occasions and consider it one of th best FM tuners I have ever heard. Having said that, $2000 seems a bit steep for this particular upgrade to the output stage. I would have to think long and hard about the actual performance improvement over already top end tuners.
Hey Dan, but my aging 108T is due for tube change....so I looked into this upgrade. But you are right, it is a big dollar upgrade!



And like many others here, I have been MD loyal for a long time:

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McIntosh MCD500 -> C1100 - >MC452 > PMC Fact 12

Aurender A10 -> Ref 6 -> GS150 > PMC Fact 12

Aurender A10 -> -> E470 > PMC Fact 12

Speakers: Monitor Audio PL200 , , Monitor Audio GX200
PMC Fact 12

Tidal -> Aurender S10 -> Accuphase DC-37 -> Accuphase E-470 -> Monitor Audio GX200

Tidal -> Aurender S10 -> MD108T Signature DAC -> Mcintosh C1100 ->McIntosh MC452 -> JBL 4344
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