Massdrop x Grace Design m9XX DAC/Amp
Massdrop x Grace Design m9XX DAC/Amp
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Well reviewed on Head-Fi, HiFi Insider, and beyond, the Massdrop x Grace Design m9XX was inspired by the world-class m920 DAC/amp—offering the same performance level for audiophile applications, now at a far more accessible price. Working with Michael and Eben from Grace Design, we stripped the m920 of its lesser-used pro audio hardware and improved upon the audiophile features where possible, all while retaining the high-res DAC implementation and super-clean solid-state amplification Read More

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ackramer
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Jan 15, 2020
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Hey Everyone! :) I'm sorry for sounding like a major audio newb, but I've owned the M9XX for a few years now and in the near future I'd like to setup a new desk with some nice speakers. It would be lovely if there was some way to use the M9XX to drive them but also use some kind of audio switcher like the 4 channel AMPs on Amazon to be able to switch between and ideally adjust the volume independently for the audio outs (e.g. desktop speakers, monitor speakers, and *maybe* two pairs of headphones). I think I can chain together a 4-channel amp with the M9XX using an appropriate cable, connecting the regular 1/4 inch output jacks in the front of the M9XX to the 4-channel amp's input. In that case, I think the M9XX would be functioning more as a DAC than an AMP then. I'd be concerned about degradation in audio quality if I didn't also use a high-end amplifier on the output, but I'm really not sure if that's a concern. If anyone has recommendations for how to make the M9XX work with that or a similar decent dac/amp product that would do that, I'm all ears. I realize that the M9XX might be somewhat overkill for what I need--I listen to "high quality" audio from Spotify and own a pair of Fostex X and Sennheiser HD 300s. Desktop speakers forthcoming. While I wouldn't want to part ways with the M9XX I'm really sick of switching audio sources using the Windows sound settings. Thanks for your kind help in advance. <3
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Jan 15, 2020
Pogo
0
Nov 19, 2019
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Anyone ever had the problem that the Device isnt recognized by Windows 10 anymore ? (From one day to another) Per default the Device was working with the Windows Drivers, but for some Reason the Device isnt recognized any longer by my PC. Re-pluging the m9xx only brings up a popup that "The Device isnt recognized by Windows". I tried also to use the XMOS driver provided by Grace but same problem. I also checkt the m9xx settings e.g. U2 is set ... Any suggestions ?
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Nov 19, 2019
LordBorg
219
Dec 14, 2018
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I bought this product during the original drop, and out of curiosity was browsing Grace's website today, where I learned that there is a firmware update for the m9xx. I'm a Mac user, and the site states that the DFU for Mac is "Not Available".... is there such a thing as a firmware update tool for Mac that allows one to update the firmware of any device connected to the Mac? Thanks for any help.
Dec 14, 2018
Roen
37
Jan 15, 2019
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Boot camp?
Jan 15, 2019
LordBorg
219
Jan 16, 2019
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Thanks, Roen. I reached out to Grace a few weeks ago and they responded with a link to download their firmware updater for Mac. It worked. Thanks!
Jan 16, 2019
AnArcadian
9
Nov 12, 2018
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Kind of new to hifi audio. Would this be a good match for the HD58Xs?
Nov 12, 2018
qu11355
165
Apr 11, 2019
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You can find something cheaper from schitt
Apr 11, 2019
DogGuy
0
Sep 10, 2018
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How high of an impendance does this support
Sep 10, 2018
iam_waffle
6
Nov 9, 2018
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old old old thread but... I bought new speakers, vanatoo zero's, which are USB based. When I connect the Grace m9xx they cut out. I have been unable to figure out a config where both the speakers and the m9xx's work. Suggestions?
Nov 9, 2018
WILLxLOVE
156
Aug 13, 2018
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Why is this on sale for the same price on Amazon right now? It doesn’t have the collaborated with mass drop description though.
Aug 13, 2018
nicdub
52
Aug 13, 2018
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Grace created their own standalone version that is exactly the same except for one added input on the back, an S/PDIF coax.
Aug 13, 2018
tksk1
6
Aug 12, 2018
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Does this pair with Nintendo Switch via USB?
Aug 12, 2018
JustmeAL
6
Aug 11, 2018
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I have a pair of hd6xx hifiman 4xx and Denon thx00 and about to buy massdrop plus iems.... and the question is this or the smsl panda stack. Any thoughts? Also on amazon the grace m900 is 499 as well with an extra input. Am I missing something about this?
Aug 11, 2018
JustmeAL
6
Aug 11, 2018
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Man but the panda stack is so pretty and at $300...but Ye I saw all the reviews on the nfb11. Wonder how it does with iems tho..he never mentioned that. Specs say output impedance 2ohms which is very high
Aug 11, 2018
ld100
178
Aug 12, 2018
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I tried few IEMs with my unit. Nothing crazy expensive. I had 4 driver Trinity IEM for about 200 and few less expensive units. Zero noise. Everything seemed fine. But I have not done too much listening with IEMS.
Aug 12, 2018
Tuckers
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Aug 10, 2018
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I have two questions. #1 Are the RCAs on the back outputs or inputs?
#2 Has anyone used this with an Android source? I know I tried the M920 and couldn't get it to work with my NVidia Shield Android TV box.
Aug 10, 2018
nicdub
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Aug 13, 2018
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#1 They are outputs. I currently use it as an external DAC with the CTH. #2 Haven't tried it.
Aug 13, 2018
megical_banana
338
Aug 8, 2018
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I got a question for the guys who tried it all. If I want a dac/amp set (idrc if It is a combo or separate units) for both listening to the music yet being able to have surround sound in games. I must note, I listen to my Sennheiser hd8-djs, and I love their bassey note. Till now I used Asus' Xonar, but it stopped working.
Aug 8, 2018
KC-130
152
Aug 17, 2018
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The xDuoo XD-05, currently available as a drop, is one that I enjoy using for Movie watching and also Music from time to time. The softer dialog often present in movies is delivered better through the XD-05 than it is through my pricier DAC/Amps and the movie soundtracks are given premium treatment. The AK-4490 chip isn't as strong of a selling point as the complete silence the amp produces when it's expected. For $159 you're not putting much at risk to try it. If you don't like it just sell it online for a minimal loss. I don't play computer games but if I did I would look more to something dedicated to gaming because of the multi-channel audio effects.
Aug 17, 2018
KC-130
152
Aug 17, 2018
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This is a superb deal. If I didn't own one already, I would buy it at the asking price. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-xduoo-xd-05-all-black-model.886736/
Aug 17, 2018
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