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To Hans Wetzel,

I have a question about the Musical Fidelity M1DAC that you reviewed in April. That's a long time ago. Do you still like the M1DAC? Are there any other DACs that you would recommend that are about the same price? Thanks for your help.

Jim R.

I do like the M1DAC. For the money, it offers solid performance, and is very easy to listen to over the long run, as it has a warm and laid-back sound. I doubt you would be unhappy with the Musical Fidelity if you decided to purchase it. The only other DAC that I would suggest you consider is the Cambridge Audio Azur DacMagic Plus that Vince Hanada reviewed earlier this year. For $100 less, it offers additional connectivity, a volume control, headphone jack, and perhaps most important, three digital filters that will allow you to tailor the DAC's sound to suit your personal preferences. Either of the DACs would be a good purchase, in my opinion. . . . Hans Wetzel