MSB Technology LINK DAC 2 DACs

4.38/5 (24 Reviews)


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24/96 dac


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ronald van Engelen a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I agree with all the 5 star reviews below. I just wanted to point out to DVD owners that when you have 500 bucks to spent, upgrade your system with this DAC!

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   http://www.vermeer.nl



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Byron Roberts a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I just got the MSB Link III today.They say it needs a hundred hours of break-in time,but it sounds great right out of the box.It blows the MF X-DAC away.You can't go wrong with this MSB product.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by randy a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2001

Bottom Line:   
ive been listening to this unit for the first time for a couple of hours now it sounds like it cost a million dollars compared to my adcom gda 600 the best bass, mids, highs,biggest soundstage,best clarity ive ever heard also depth you can swim in, realism like their preforming right in front of you, and speed like its on nitro and low price what more could you ask for absolutely kills my old adcom gcd 750 for 1/7th the price i give it one hundred stars for performance and price

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   audiogon used



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DS a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This DAC makes great audio strides over the onboard DAC's on my Pioneer Elite Laserdisc player and my Sony ES DVD player. A distinct clarity in tonality can be heard throughout the midrange. The highs loose their 'digital hash' and gain some 'analog sizzle'. Definitely use the digital cable from MSB and an appropriate line filter. I don't use a dedicated CD player because of the HDCD, SACD, DVD-A wars going on.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $349.00

Purchased At:   ???



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nepnep a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic DAC for the price. It eliminated the forward sound of my Rotel RCD 971, giving it a more smooth (analog? not quite yet) sound. Details are the same but the soundstage deepened by at least a few feet. Bass is about the same as the Rotel.

Connecting it to my Pioneer DV 525 made the bass tighter and extended. The musical presentation became fuller, warmer. Although this is the case, it’s still not quite up to the Rotel-MSB combo.

The MSB exhibits a different characteristics depending on the source. It will not make a bad cheap source sound like a Wadia or DCS. But it will improve the sound up to a certain extent, to the best of its ability.

Great product MSB!

Bryston B-60
Rotel RCD 971
MSB Link DAC III
DH Labs BL 1 S2
Monster Datalink 100 Digital Cable
Radio Shack megacable (waiting for delivery of T-14 biwire, performance should be a big improvement from Radio Shack)
B&W 602 S2 (see my review of this in the speaker section)
Custom made sand filled speaker stands on spikes

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000




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