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Music Hall DAC 25.3 USB Digital Audio Converter

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  • Electro-Harmonix 6922 tube output, 8x oversampling digital filter, and
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  • Sophisticated asynchronous re-clocking and anti-jitter control system
  • 4 digital inputs: coax (S/PDIF), optical, XLR, or USB and Headphone output with adjustable volume control
  • 110v/220v voltage selectable transformer and detachable power cord
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Music Hall
  • Model Number: DAC25.3

Product Description

The Music Hall DAC25.3 captures the music from your compiuter via the USB connector which accepts 24bit/96kHz signal. It also has 3 other digital inputs balanced co-axial and optical which can accept a 24 bit/192 kHz signal. Output uses a 6922 tube.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 8.5 x 3.8 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002NZV7X4
  • Item model number: DAC25.3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 2009

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Adam Nyholt on March 29, 2011
There is a lot of controversy about what a DAC needs to be and how much it should cost. Some would say you are insane for spending 600 bucks on a DAC and some would say you need to spend an order of magnitude more. In my research I found that I might get a DAC that sounds as good as the MH for less money, but this unit has functionality the others don't. My review:

Sound- It sounds great. A good DAC should faithfully reproduce music and eliminate jitter and other artifacts you hear from digital sources. It's a simple task. This does just that, but with an added bonus. The tube output stage tends to warm up the sound just a little bit, and gives a little more life to compressed audio files. This is subject to taste however. Some people prefer a more clinical sound. Me: I prefer the warmth.

Features:
- It has a built in headphone amp. Nice feature. It sounds good, but I'm no expert on headphone amps.
- It will up-convert your stream to 192kbps or down-convert to 96kbps. I tend to leave it in auto mode. I don't think it adds anything to up-convert.
- The unit will switch itself into standby mode when it loses a signal.

Inputs: It has a lot more inputs that similarly priced DACs. USB, optical, coaxial, and XLR. I use the optical and USB inputs, and the unit intelligently switches between the two when one signal is lost and another is present. This is a nice feature, and necessary because there is NO REMOTE.

Build: It is built very well. A quality piece of gear. Buttons and dials operate smoothly with just the right amount of resistance. I have a complaint about the form, however. It is a little long and skinny. Not longer than many 19" deep components, but longer than the other music hall gear it is designed to go with.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jamo on August 17, 2012
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When I first installed the DAC, I had an incredible hum coming through the speakers. I had never had that before. I suspected a groundloop hum but had a hard time tracking it down. I emailed the company info email and got an almost instant response from Roy Hall, the head of the company advising on steps to take. Through several exchanges, I identified and solved the problem which had nothing to do with the DAC. It was great service and response. I bring this up as it may be the only time when I have corresponded with the head of a consumer products company on what I though was a product service issue.

I have connected the DAC to my PC by TOSlink and then to a Rotel pre-amp and amp with Totem Forest speakers. The extended range and clarity of the music I had listened to so many times before more than convinced me I had made the right choice of a DAC. I tend to listen to jazz and classical which have an extended dynamic range and I heard a number of details I never heard from those pieces before. There are an incredible amount of choices out there but you should consider not only the reviews of the product but what the company does when you think you have a problem with their product.

I am very happy with my choice of this DAC after alot of research.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By 93 AERO on April 19, 2012
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This is such a great DAC that I now have two. Both are running through vintage accuphase amps into Vienna acoustics Haydn speakers. I use iPods as music servers through Wadia transports. To get the most out this DAC, make sure your files are lossless or WAV. Anything compressed wont give optimal performance. Second, ditch the supplied electro harmonic 6922 tube. Get a vintage 7308. Driver grade is fine. You can get a NOS 1960s Amperex 7308 for around $50. The reason why you want a 7308 is because it has a10,000 hour getter life. With a decent tube, this DAC has a great warm and personal sound. Too many DACs are overly analytic and sterile. This one sounds wonderful, especially when you can get a nice tube sound using solid state components downstream of the DAC.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By loce_the_wizard VINE VOICE on April 9, 2013
First, the Music Hall DAC is a nice looking device unlike some of the funky DACs I've seen and heard. The controls and blue indicator lights do not call much attention to themselves either. Inputs and outputs on the back allow for a variety of connectors, and I have mine connected via USB to the PC and a long RCA cable that snakes through the walls and ceiling to my stereo. (The layout of my listening and work area required this solution, and despite some trepidation in running a long cable, it really sounds good to me.)

The ability to change output settings and having connectivity options sets this DAC apart from budget DACs that offer good sound but limit other functions. Still, I don't really fiddle with the settings that much.

I find the music sounds warmer, more nuanced, less brittle---in short, the Music Hall DAC does what it is supposed to do. But, as you would expect, this DAC really reveals the shortcomings of highly compressed MP3 files. Most of my music is ripped at the highest rate possible and I manage it via JRiver Media Center.

I experienced little perceived change in sound from the first time I tried this set up to now, and I have at least a hundred hours of playing music through the DAC, so I wouldn't agonize over the notion of "burn in."

While music through the stereo sounds pretty glorious and nonfatiguing, I find that I cannot listen for more than an hour with headphones straight from the DAC. It's a combination of things, but I suspect the strength of this unit is not as a headphone amp, though it certainly sounds OK as one.

If you can find one of these DACs on sale, as I did, then you should at least audition it. If you are DIY person, note that many folks have posted various mods and suggested other tubes to try with it.

As a final aside, if you are searching for these on Amazon.com, note that there is more than one default listing.
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