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sorry I didn't see your last edit.

yes those are my active monitors. I do think they will be an upgrade smile.gif

there must be a DJ / Guitar store in your area..
    
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The thing is, would lets say the Musical Fidelity V-DAC II be a good enough upgrade that can drive better quality monitors then i have now in the future ?

I couldn't tell you. it's been almost a year. digital analog converters do age.. Wolfson, ESS, Cirrus Logic, Analog Devices, AKM, etc. come out with new chips and engineers come up with better designs. the reference level digital analog converters age the slowest. the Cambridge DACMagic uses a Wolfson chip which was very popular a couple years ago and now ESS Sabre32 chips are popular.
    
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I couldn't tell you. it's been almost a year. digital analog converters do age.. Wolfson, ESS, Cirrus Logic, Analog Devices, AKM, etc. come out with new chips and engineers come up with better designs. the reference level digital analog converters age the slowest. the Cambridge DACMagic uses a Wolfson chip which was very popular a couple years ago and now ESS Sabre32 chips are popular.

Well i have found a shop now that has sevral high-end dac's and listening rooms.
Going there in a few to have a listen and see what they advice me.

Thanks for your help so far !!
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it's important to establish a good relationship with your local HiFi stores. my family is full of audiophiles and home theater enthusiast. the floor managers know my name and what I like. I get good customer service and I can call them anytime.
    
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On your reccomendation i have visit a proper audio shop today that even had 3 listening rooms and several dacs for sale ranging from 150 to thousands of euro's

I took the Musical Fidelity V-Dac MKII home with me, i was free to try it

Listening it now and OMG, its way better then my Essence STX !!
So much more detail and i dont know how to explain.. there seems to be more time between different notes in the music. (if thats even possible lol)

Its rather limited though, no headphone support, no volume control, only 1 input and only 1 output.

Now to get a better power adapter for it and the headphone dac.
together another 400 to 450 euro
Nice that you can buy parts for it seperately though, make's it more affordable for people like me.

Over time i wanted to add this:

Musical Fidelity V PSU mkII
http://www.musicalfidelity.com/products/vSeries/v-psuii/

The V-LPS II
http://www.musicalfidelity.com/products/vSeries/v-lpsii/

And i want a quality line mixer, so i dont have to switch cables to the monitors all the time and can use a headphone on it to.
Dont know if you have hifi solutions for that tbh, i normally use Dateq mixers and such.
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i'm glad your happy and the V-DAC II still holds up.
    
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