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Benchmark DAC-1 and Musical Fideltiy X-DACv3 comparisons?

Greetings!

So my first post is under-way...

I've been doing quite a lot of research and my selection for a stand-alone DAC has come down to just the above two DACs. I already have a MF X-10v3 tube output buffer stage and quite like the sound of it. Just want to improve the sound upstream. I'm currently using a Benhringer DEQ2496 as a DAC.

Anyone had experience with both DACs? Which has a more musical mid-range, nicer mid-bass, airy-highs (not a high priority) and stronger dynamics? I've read a lot of reviews but any fresh comments would help a lot. Thanks!

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Re: Benchmark DAC-1 and Musical Fideltiy X-DACv3 comparisons?

Oh dear... Over a hundred views and no responses.

Perhaps I should repharase my question: Has anyone had experience with a Benchmark DAC-1 and the Musical Fidelity X-10v3 tube output buffer stage together?

Would really appreciate any kind of response to the matter. It also helps make my thread look less hopeless!

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Re: Benchmark DAC-1 and Musical Fideltiy X-DACv3 comparisons?

I assume your definition of 'refined treble' means a less grainy or less edgy treble. Either way, it's one of the things I'm looking for in my next DAC! Thanks a lot for the reply!

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I assume your definition of 'refined treble' means a less grainy or less edgy treble. Either way, it's one of the things I'm looking for in my next DAC! Thanks a lot for the reply!

Yes it does (that "anonymous" was me - now registered!). I would also add that the treble is better integrated spatially with the rest of the soundstage.

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