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Old 01-24-2021, 04:31 PM
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Nice system.
Did you stick with the DA1 digital module or upgrade to the DA2?
Thank you! The MA12000 includes the DA2. Itís proving to be a very nice DAC. Iíve owned the Denafrips Terminator, Benchmark DAC3 L, a couple Lumins, and letís just say, I donít miss them. I will be trying a Lampizator Baltic 3 in a few weeks. Iím curious to see how it compares.
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:31 AM
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Audio Excellence posted their review on Friday.

https://youtu.be/xUKz4gXJwKc

I received my MA12000 and SabrinaX’s last week, and they are still breaking in. I can’t speak to how they compare to the MC611s or C1100. But I replaced a D’Agostino Progression Stereo Amp, Denafrips Terminator DAC, and MiniDSP Studio SHD with the MA12000 and love it! Soundstage is big with pinpoint imaging, and amazing detail. I did downsize my speakers at the same time from Yvettes to SabrinaX. I’ll give those a shout out as well; every bit as good if not better than the Yvettes! I don't feel the MA12000 is lacking in anyway. If you are looking for a one box solution, it's hard to beat.
Thank you, again. Please keep us posted as you go deeper into Ma12000 journey!

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Old 01-31-2021, 03:21 PM
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Anyone have any idea how far out these are? Ordered one at the end of Dec but the salesman is telling me he don’t know when it will ship.
New to the game as this will be my first 2channel so I’m probably being slightly impatient.
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:49 PM
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Anyone have any idea how far out these are? Ordered one at the end of Dec but the salesman is telling me he donít know when it will ship.
New to the game as this will be my first 2channel so Iím probably being slightly impatient.
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My dealer warned me that a lot of product is taking longer to get than usual due to COVID supply issues. I ordered a replacement MC275vi on December 31st and Iíll be surprised if I get it before March.
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Old 02-01-2021, 11:19 PM
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Got some experience here. Your estimate of March is about right, but think mid-March I placed an order for a c1100 back on November 17th 2020... it arrived last Friday, January 29th!... patience will be your friend.
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Old 02-13-2021, 01:59 PM
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Thank you! The MA12000 includes the DA2. Itís proving to be a very nice DAC. Iíve owned the Denafrips Terminator, Benchmark DAC3 L, a couple Lumins, and letís just say, I donít miss them. I will be trying a Lampizator Baltic 3 in a few weeks. Iím curious to see how it compares.
Hey Knecht,
I just ordered my MA12000 a couple of weeks ago. I am running the Terminator with my current set up... had been planning on keeping it. Do you think the DA2 is the same or better?
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Old 02-13-2021, 04:44 PM
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Beautiful! In Massachusetts we have two left standing--Natural Sound in Framingham (my dealer), and Goodwin's High End in Waltham. Both terrific, but neither embraces the beautiful aesthetic and openness to all vibe of those photos.

I think the US has this funny combination of materialism and insistence on the lowest possible price that makes it very hard to sell beauty, art, and similar intangibles. So we prefer Dunkin Donuts to perfect croissants, and big box stores to specialty boutiques.
Agreed... I am fairly new into the 2 Channel game, started at Natural. Fidelis in NH is very good as well
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Old 02-13-2021, 05:09 PM
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Hey Knecht,

I just ordered my MA12000 a couple of weeks ago. I am running the Terminator with my current set up... had been planning on keeping it. Do you think the DA2 is the same or better?

Congratulations! You are going to love the MA12000! I didnít have the opportunity to directly compare the two, and going off memory Iíd say itís close enough that I donít miss the Terminator. The MA12000 is so easy to listen too. I can listen for hours and itís never fatiguing. Iím interested to hear your thoughts.
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