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PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Reviewed

PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

If you ask almost any audio expert about value, they will tell you that the middle-priced product in any manufacturer's product line is usually the best in terms of price/performance/value. Despite this fact, most "mid-priced" products get the least amount... Read More

 
Questyle CAS192D DAC Reviewed

Questyle CAS192D DAC Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

I recently evaluated the Questyle CMA800R current mode headphone amplifier, and Bruce Ball of Questyle North America also provided the companion reference DAC, the CAS192D ($1,999), as a source for the amplifier. The CAS192D is a pure DAC in that... Read More

 
Benchmark DAC3 HGC DAC Reviewed

Benchmark DAC3 HGC DAC Reviewed

By Ben Shyman

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Benchmark Media began in the mid-1980s providing audio equipment to television broadcast facilities. Today it is recognized amongst recording professionals and high-end audio enthusiasts for producing high-end, sonically transparent components. This philosophy is inherent in all of Benchmark's products--digital-to-analog converters,... Read More

 
OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

By Ben Shyman

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Over the past decade, audio/video enthusiasts have become intimately familiar with OPPO Digital, a company with an established reputation most notably for designing and manufacturing high-quality universal disc players that meet most high-end audiophile standards. OPPO's ultimate success has been... Read More

 
Wadia di122 Digital Audio Decoder Reviewed

Wadia di122 Digital Audio Decoder Reviewed

By Ben Shyman

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Founded nearly 20 years ago, Wadia is now part of the McIntosh Group that owns ├╝ber-high-end audiophile brands such as McIntosh Labs, Audio Research, and Sonus faber. Digital technology is in Wadia's DNA, and the company's ideal customer also fully... Read More

 
Questyle CMA800i DAC/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Questyle CMA800i DAC/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Questyle Audio describes the CMA800i as an integrated DAC, headphone amplifier, and preamplifier. I have no doubt that it can do each of these tasks, but I suspect that most people that buy the CMA800i will use it as a... Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

It's that time of year again--time for the HomeTheaterReview.com staff to pick the products that we feel represent the best of the best from all of our 2015 reviews. We've covered a variety of categories and price points. See if your faves made the list. Read More

 
Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Canary Audio has introduced its first tube-based digital-to-analog converter, the KD-2000. This DAC has a variety of digital inputs and supports high-resolution PCM and DSD. Check out Terry London's review. Read More

 
Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Headphone listening, often referred to as "head-fi," has changed radically during the past decade. Headphones used to be devices that were employed only when speakers weren't practical. But for many younger audiophiles, headphone listening has developed into a unique and... Read More

 
Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Certain names in the audio industry tend to excite, especially when they arrive at your door. Arcam is one such name, and my experiences with their products, both through reviews as well as demos, has been exceedingly positive. As such,... Read More