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    Has anyone used Maverick Audio's TubeMagic with an SBT?

    Although I'm not a tweaker by nature, I've been thinking lately about things I can do to improve the sound of the SBT.

    I ran across this site: https://www.mav-audio.com/base/

    Has anyone used this DAC with a Squeezebox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean56 View Post
    Although I'm not a tweaker by nature, I've been thinking lately about things I can do to improve the sound of the SBT.

    I ran across this site: https://www.mav-audio.com/base/

    Has anyone used this DAC with a Squeezebox?
    looks like snakeoil to me. At least they put "upgrade" in quotes. At least it's relatively cheap. Some companies put it in a milled aluminum case and charge $50,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean56 View Post
    Although I'm not a tweaker by nature, I've been thinking lately about things I can do to improve the sound of the SBT.

    I ran across this site: https://www.mav-audio.com/base/

    Has anyone used this DAC with a Squeezebox?
    Here is a review from 2010.

    https://darko.audio/2010/07/maverick-tubemagic-d1/

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    Just bear in mind that it only does 24/96 so it won't play high res stuff.

    I would serch for a better value product myself, one could always run the output through a valve buffer if one wants the "magic"

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    It works perfectly

    Sorry, am lacking "actual, verified evidence"
    ROFLMAO!
    Last edited by DavidParis; 2019-10-14 at 05:27. Reason: Continued whining

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidParis View Post
    Bit late in replying. Whoever is whining about snake oil is ignorant. I have the D2 running on a full Naim system with Sonus Faber Cremona auditors for several years now. It sounds excellent. SBT EDO directly recognizes the D2. These products have a good following around the world and theyĺre inexpensive. Check Audiokarma and Supercharged forums. Nobody is talking about snake oil and the vast majority are quite happy. The D2 allows for mods and upgrades. I changed the OPA627 op amps for Sparkos SS3602. Tube rolling between Tesla, WE and GE NOS allow for further tweaking. Yes, it looks inexpensive but it sounds expensive...I canĺt complain about this DAC. It makes excellent music and have been reliable for 2 years now. My 2 cents.
    We have an audiophile subgroup for testimonials like this, but the best way to convince people is not to try to label any disagreement as "whining" but present actual, verified evidence.
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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