While the Q-DAC can drive a power amp or a pair of active speakers directly with its variable output 2. Prime free trial and invitee customers: Aug 21, at 7: That it can capably drive a power amp hooked to moderately efficient speakers lends it some versatility. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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The differences between them are subtle and the choice comes as much down to taste as anything else. Post 13 of If you want features, the same, and value for your money as well. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.

Audiolab should be applauded for keeping the Q-DAC as useful an audio tool as its pricier sibling. There is a modern solution.

Gone from the M-DAC is the rotary volume control replaced by a pair of buttons while the power supply arrangement has been simplified. All the various elements are packaged and presented in a way that sounds completely inoffensive.

You can edit your question or post anyway. Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi. The unit is available in black or silver.


Audiolab Q-DAC – tweaker’s delight

I wonder where I could buy such a Test CD. Do you already have an account?

I am hesistant in buying one because as per whathifi the dac is not performing even at the price it is at. This half-rack unit is the same size as the costlier M-DAC, which means you save on some space. It deals fairly with all the inputs, though as usual we find ourselves preferring the sound through the coaxial and USB connections to that of optical.

Audiolab Q-DAC Digital to Analogue Convertor: : Electronics

See all 4 reviews. Post 9 of Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Oct 30, at 1: Just like the M-DAC, the decoded analogue output comes in both Balanced and unbalanced form from the fully Class A balanced output stage giving the listener the option of maintaining fully balanced, noise and interference free audiolb to a suitable power amplifier such as the new matching M-PWR unit.

Philips produced the best test CDs Denon, Technics and a few others q-eac but these were never made available to the public, at least in any obvious manner.

T he Audiolab brand has gathered a deserved reputation for the quality of its digital products over the past few years.


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Talk about trickling it down. Rega RP10, RB coming in Indeed, this was the sole comparison I had, as my Ayon CD player will also drive a power amp directly.

Oct 26, at 7: Three digital inputs are provided — coaxial, optical and USB. Your username or email address: Optimal Transient offers the widest bandwidth and is suitable for retrieving the absolute clarity from high definition recordings.

Post 8 of Post 3 of Image Unavailable Image q-sac available for Colour: Sujesh Pavithran is an ardent fan of Magnepan and Apogee speakers, loves vinyl AND supports digital formats as he believes they will keep improving, has a yen for tubes and is a gadget-head shamelessly encouraging consumerism in this sector. Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Hence I am assuming they price should be thereabouts.