Tag: Mac

February 11, 2018 / All-In-One Solutions
April 30, 2017 / Amplifiers

My first exposure to Meridian came in the form of the very interesting Meridian Prime headphone amp and DAC. I loved the look and sound of the Prime, but could never justify the price and wasn’t sure if it was an amp with a DAC thrown in or a fully-fledged flagship all-in-one. What I loved about it most though was the MQA decoding it is capable of, so when I had the chance to grab a secondhand Explorer 2 DAC (the Prime’s much, much smaller brother) I had to take the opportunity to get some MQA goodness.

November 20, 2016 / A Bit About Sound
October 3, 2016 / DACs & Amps

When Philips first created a DAC back when they worked with Sony on the first digital audio standards, they used a multibit design. Multibit designs are often considered to sound better than the more modern single-bit (delta-sigma) technologies, but MB DACs are generally considered to be more expensive and more complicated to build in order to reach the same (or better) quality than a modern delta-sigma DAC. The Schiit range of DACs all offer Multibit functionality as an upgraded option. In this case, I’m looking at (and listening to) the 2nd highest model in the Schiit range, the Gungnir Multibit (or Gumby for short).

September 6, 2016 / Accessories