Last week i took a visit to Francois Audioexchange to pick up his sample unit of the mhdt pagoda dac
One thing i can say is its ugly .
If you are one of those who is into aesthetics, and components that match your system in looks . Then this is not for you
One thing I can Say this is one beautiful dac
For those that cant afford the lampizators and the audiomats and the dac10s this is something to listen to
I need more of these dacs brought in .
At less than or close to 20K its really something for those who , Wanna upgrade from entry level dacs .
i don't know if its the PCM1704 burr brown dacs or the valves ., but it had me listening for hours everything from rock to rap to jazz and and all sorts of other things
I was reluctant to let this baby go back .
It does get really warm so adequate ventilation
i put some diy snake oil to lift it up