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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_LPS, HD621, Oppo 203, DSP6k, DSP5k5C, SW1600x2, DSP5k5, Plasma, (Zone 2)
Living room: 861v4_LPS, DSP5k, DSP5k2C, SW1600, Oppo 203, 818v3, 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.


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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
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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_LPS, HD621, Oppo 203, DSP6k, DSP5k5C, SW1600x2, DSP5k5, Plasma, (Zone 2)
Living room: 861v4_LPS, DSP5k, DSP5k2C, SW1600, Oppo 203, 818v3, 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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#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 on GAIA I's, 818v3 (on sick leave), Antipodes CX, SoTM sNH-10G switch

Shunyata Triton v3 & Typhon (away being upgraded)
[Using a mix of Alpha NR's, Delta NR's, SotM and AudioQuest Diamond cables]
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#282295 - 2019-01-31 03:44 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: Jeremy A-H]
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Thanks all for the feedback and opinions. I went all in and got the 818v3. Still putting it through its paces, but for me, the telling moment was on listening to Jazz at the Pawnshop (Ultra HD Recording) and hearing stuff I never heard before. I've listened to that CD rip hundreds of times and could not believe the improved clarity on the 818 vs MC.

I am looking forward to trying out Tidal potentially this weekend.


Theater: 861v4_LPS, HD621, Oppo 203, DSP6k, DSP5k5C, SW1600x2, DSP5k5, Plasma, (Zone 2)
Living room: 861v4_LPS, DSP5k, DSP5k2C, SW1600, Oppo 203, 818v3, 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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#282297 - 2019-01-31 09:57 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: Jdb-si]
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Congrats. I started off with 808.3 and have upgraded each iteration since. Havent regretted a single one.

cheers
Greg


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#282299 - 2019-01-31 10:10 Re: MC600 vs the 818v1 or 818v2 [Re: Jdb-si]
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Originally Posted By Jdb-si
I went all in and got the 818v3.
Excellent choice. The 818v3 is remarkable in both analogue and digital systems.

Hope you enjoy what MQA via Tidal does.

What is your speaker/system context?


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