5th Oct ,
Dmitry from Russia:
My Audio-gd way was from FUN
through DAC19 through RE5.2 to M7 and each next device was much more
better than previous.
But M7 now is the BEST what I
hear from Audio-gd gears. The soundstage is more detailed
andholographic but not oversharped, vocal voice is fantastic
natural, the scene is deep.
30th Nov ,
Adrian from Brazil:
This is to let you know I've
received the Master-7 and it's a great sounding dac! Very neutral
and full sounding. Before this I had NFB-2 and Master-5. In
comparison with Master-5 wich is a PCM1704UK dac also, the Master-7
have a similar signature, but the sound is more emotive, powerfull
and I can listen at lower volumes and hear all the details. All I
can say that Master-7 paired via ACSS with Master-10 integrated amp
is the best sound I've heard. Thank you and please do keep making
27th Dec ,
Kim from Korea:
I listen speaker system
My system is dynaudio 25th
special + master10 amp + maste7 usb dac
And i use siltech cable.
This sound is very good and
Dynaudio's esotar 2 tweeter sound
very sweet and master7 give more clarity and master10 amp give
Especially, i surprised master7 usb .
Very very different re7.1 and master7
I think master7 have not 1or 2
Master7 have much more upgrade.
After i listen master7, i listen my
friend's re7.1 .
I feel that My friend re7.1 sound
have less clarity and sound information .
Master7's sound information is a lot
So sometimes i feel that this sound
very much to me .
Anyway i am happy when i listen
, An user from Japan:
Some initial results of my experiments:
used the M7 and Calyx DAC (which uses 1 ES9018 in multi-channel
dual-differential mode with NE5532 output opamps and is USB
Audiophilleo 1 to each DAC: M7 (input 3) sounds more "real". Calyx
sounds a little less natural.
DIV3 to each DAC: M7 (input 1 from DI coax out) sounds the same as
the Calyx (from DI RCA out). The sound is very good.
Direct USB input to each DAC: M7 sounds MUCH better than the Calyx
USB input, which uses an XMOS chip. The Calyx sounds less detailed
and boring and unnatural.
Best sound (all about equal):
DI V3 to either DAC,
Audiophilleo to M7.
, McIntosh from USA:
My friend Don McIntosh wanted me to relay this message to you and I
quote "Congratulations on the monoblocks and stereo amp, they are
SENSATIONAL! The chain of Audio-gd gear in my system never sounded
so great through my McIntosh XRT2K speakers! Keep up the good work.
Your friend (signed) Don McIntosh."
Combo: Master 7 + Master 1 + Master 2
I thought I had heard all the music there was to here in the
numerous recordings I owned. But then I received the Audio-gd Master
There is a saying
about great sources as to they are not forgiving with bad
recordings. I now have a saying: before judging of a recording,
listen to it through a transparent and NEUTRAL source, with the
proper gear to complete the setup, and then surprise! The bad
recording often becomes not so bad at all and most of the times,
Not only do some
formerly rejected recordings now become enjoyable, the best ones
become like the real thing. It makes you want to sit back, relax and
listen to a fabulous, free private never ending concert. A concert
in which you can choose to hear any artist you love or even discover
new ones, as they are suddenly revealed.
the usual bullshit about bass extension, highs sweetness,
resolution, imaging, dynamics and all that (because you get it ALL),
and this cliché of mine, and enjoy the music. Enjoy it so much that
it makes you feel the Master 7 might be the best deal ever.
that said, I am giving my impressions through the Acss output using
a wire I built myself for 40$ and through the built-in USB input,
not even feeling the need for using my 1000+ Audiophilleo with Pure
Power. As mentioned, great bargain. I wonder what it will be after
proper break-in (within a few hours, it was like i describe). Just a
note for the eventual buyer, use a big power cord. As for me, I use
the Acoustic Zen Tsunami. Note also that all my setup was matched to
the Audio-gd nfb-8 DAC and therefore, having the same house sound
(but clearly inferior), I had no tweaking to do to obtain those
Kingwa for this amazing DAC. You've made my year. I know my comments
sound like advertising and in a way, it is. I felt like doing it to
thank you and share my true enthusiasm with all those wondering
about this great piece of hardware. It plays musics like nothing
else I have heard. It's just fantastic. As many mentioned, it just
plays the recording with great fidelity and that is all your need
with the right setup.
My master -7 has now 450 hours of running time. I activated the
integer mode on pure music as mentioned to you and it makes a
remarkable diffrence with my setup. This dac has the most analog
sound i have heard in my life, as well as the best soundstage and
resolution. It is getting more punchy as well. This is near
perfection. Probably the last one I buy. It is an excellent match to
my hypex ucd400hg hxr home made amp (passive pre using dale resistor
balanced relay attenuator, Audyn true copper signal caps, some high
end wiring and a couple of connex 500w switching supplies).