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#281375 - 2019-01-04 22:18 MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2
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I would be curious for anyone who has done comparisons to hear how the MC600 (which I am using) stacks up against the 818v1 or 818v2?

As I understand it, the clock, and jitter reducing capabilities, in the 818v2 is the biggest advance over v1.


Theater: 861v4_linearPS, 621, Oppo 203, DSP6k, DSP55kC, SW1600x2, DSP55k, Plasma, (Zone 2)
Living room: DSP5k, DSP52kC, SW1600, 861v4_linearPS, Oppo 203, Sooloos MC600 (Zone 1)
Bedroom: M80
office: SACD, G68D, DSP6k (Zone 3)
Storage: P350Ws, G55s, M33s, DSP33s, DSP5k, 501, 518, 561, M1500, G98DH
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#281387 - 2019-01-05 08:29 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: Jdb-si]
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Did this very comparison a few years back. There is a very clear improvement as you move up the range. Of course, the v3 is another jump again!

If you can get a good price for a unit, I’d definitely recommend the upgrade.

Cheers
Greg


M owner since '97
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#281389 - 2019-01-05 10:23 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: Greg Wright]
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Either 818 model will handily best an MC600, even the MS600 wasn’t close and that was a better endpoint than the MC. The v3 is world class.


818v3, DSP7200.2, Oppo BDP-105, Sony VPL-HW55ES projector, Kimber Mains Cables, Russ Andrews Torlyte Equipment Rack and Mains Filtration, GIK Acoustics Room Treatments
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#281393 - 2019-01-05 13:27 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: Jdb-si]
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John if you would like to demo a 818v1 I have one you are welcome to try.


www.cmbintegrations.com

Personal System #1 Trinnov Altitude 32-8-16, 818v3, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 6000S, Alpha power cables, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Mark Levinson No515 Turntable

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#281397 - 2019-01-05 14:22 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Thanks all. This is what I suspected, but wanted to hear confirmation before I gave it any serious additional thought.


Theater: 861v4_linearPS, 621, Oppo 203, DSP6k, DSP55kC, SW1600x2, DSP55k, Plasma, (Zone 2)
Living room: DSP5k, DSP52kC, SW1600, 861v4_linearPS, Oppo 203, Sooloos MC600 (Zone 1)
Bedroom: M80
office: SACD, G68D, DSP6k (Zone 3)
Storage: P350Ws, G55s, M33s, DSP33s, DSP5k, 501, 518, 561, M1500, G98DH
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#281398 - 2019-01-05 15:19 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: Jdb-si]
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I've only owned a v2 and v3 - the v3 was a surprisingly big step up from the already great v2, so if you have the budget, I'd say it's a no-brainer.

What was the difference between v1 and v2?


818v3, DSP7200.2, Oppo BDP-105, Sony VPL-HW55ES projector, Kimber Mains Cables, Russ Andrews Torlyte Equipment Rack and Mains Filtration, GIK Acoustics Room Treatments
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#281401 - 2019-01-05 16:13 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: 3dit0r]
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Personal System #1 Trinnov Altitude 32-8-16, 818v3, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 6000S, Alpha power cables, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Mark Levinson No515 Turntable

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#281409 - 2019-01-05 19:21 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: Jdb-si]
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Looking at your equipment makes me curious how you will set up. Wouldn’t an ID40 of ID41 861vX be a more logical choice?


System 1: MC200, 818v3, DSP7200SE
System 2: boxed (DSP5000.1, Monarchy DIP24/96, Squeezebox Duet.)
Office: MS200, STAX SRM-323II, SR303
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#281442 - 2019-01-07 00:02 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: 3dit0r]
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Originally Posted By 3dit0r
the v3 was a surprisingly big step up from the already great v2, so if you have the budget, I'd say it's a no-brainer
I'd agree and the cost of the upgrade is quite reasonable.


DSP7200SE's, 818v3, Antipodes CX, Shunyata Triton v3 & Typhon (original version), SoTM sNH-10G ethernet switch
[Using a mix of Alpha NR's, Delta NR's, SotM and AudioQuest Diamond cables]
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