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Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

The Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 digital to analog convertor more than impressed Home Theater Review editor Andrew Robinson when he reviewed it, and he put it through some rather extensive testing. Read about why the DAC-2 impressed him so much. Read More

 
North Star Design USB dac32 Reviewed

North Star Design USB dac32 Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

If you are in the market for a digital to analog convertor and don't want to break the bank, you should look into the North Star Design dac32, at least according to the performance Terry London encountered during his review. Read More

 
Benchmark DAC 1 PRE Reviewed (USB DAC)

Benchmark DAC 1 PRE Reviewed (USB DAC)

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

With the DAC1 PRE Benchmark has established exactly what their name implies - a standard of performance to which other USB DACs are compared. The DAC1's feature set makes it perfect in a high-end desktop or serious room-sized computer-based music system. Read More

 
Wadia 151 PowerDAC Amp/DAC Reviewed

Wadia 151 PowerDAC Amp/DAC Reviewed

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Wadia's latest digital powerhouse combines a DAC with a power amp for a complete solution for anyone who wants not merely good, but great sound at their computer desktop. With USB, coaxial, and Toslink digital inputs the Wadia 151 PowerDAC is ready for any and digital sources up to 192/24. Read More

 
Micromega Airstream WM-10 Wireless DAC Reviewed

Micromega Airstream WM-10 Wireless DAC Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

A wireless music server that uses the 802.11N protocol and supports AIFF, WAV, ALAC, MP3, and WMA files. Using Micromega's Airstream technology, which is essentially Apple's Airtunes, you can play anything in your computer's library anywhere in your home via the WM-10. Read More

 
Benchmark DAC 1 HDR Reviewed

Benchmark DAC 1 HDR Reviewed

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The aptly named Benchmark DAC 1 HDR has the well-earned reputation as "the one to beat" even among far pricier DACS. This $1,895 wonder is smaller than a shoebox yet has all the functionality of a DAC and a preamp, making it an ideal candidate for any superior high-end desktop or computer-based system. Read More

 
Cary Audio Xciter DAC Reviewed

Cary Audio Xciter DAC Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Cary's Xciter DAC wowed Jim Swantko with its input flexibility and great sound. With USB 2.0 as well as S/PDIF, Toslink, and BNC inputs, the Xciter can handle all your digital sources. Its only shortcomings are the lack of a remote and balanced XLR outputs, otherwise a home run. Read More

 
High Resolution Technologies Music Streamer DAC

High Resolution Technologies Music Streamer DAC

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The first product aimed at computer owners who want better sound than what's offered by their internal soundcards. The HRT Music Streamer delivers surprisingly good sound for under $100. It's easy to install and it works - not bad for an entry-level-priced product. Read More

 
Ayre QB-9 USB DAC Reviewed

Ayre QB-9 USB DAC Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Ayre's USB-only QB-9 is one of the first to utilize a proprietary asynchronous USB data transmission protocol developed by Wavelength Audio. The QB-9 extends the sonic capabilities of USB sources from merely listenable to staggeringly good. If only it had SPDIF inputs... Read More

 
Cambridge Audio DacMagic D/A Converter Reviewed

Cambridge Audio DacMagic D/A Converter Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

With both balanced and single-ended outputs as well as inputs for USB, SPDIF, and Toslink, the DacMagic is a very full-featured and fine-sounding DAC that won't break the bank. Its asynchronous upsampling converts signals to 96/24 for internal processing. It also sounds very nice. Read More