Digital to Analog Converter Reviews (66 Reviews)


Mark Levinson No. 5805 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mark Levinson No. 5805 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

I've said this before, I know, but I think it's worth reiterating: One of the ongoing conversations that we higher-ups here at Home Theater Review continue to have is about the place of luxury electronics in a market that is... Continue Reading

Digital to Analog Converter Reviews

Ever since the advent of digital audio, the digital-to-analog converter has been a crucial piece within AV and audiophile electronics—converting digital signals into an analog format for playback through your speakers. In recent years, the rise of computer audio and other digital media applications has created a strong market for the standalone DAC. Whether you're looking for a small, portable USB DAC to connect to your computer or a higher-end component for use with your stereo rig, check out our review archive below.

Digital to Analog Converter Reviews Archives

Feb 10, 2020

Aurender A100 Music Server Reviewed

The Aurender A100 music server ($3,900) is the company's entry level offering within its "A" series of Music Server/DAC combos,... Continue Reading
Aurender A100 Music Server Reviewed

Dec 30, 2019

Denon PMA-150H Integrated Network Amplifier Reviewed

Denon's PMA-150H Integrated Network Amplifier with HEOS ($1,099) lends some credibility to an argument I've been making for a few... Continue Reading
Denon PMA-150H Integrated Network Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 23, 2019

Lumin X1 Network Player Reviewed

The Lumin brand was launched in 2012 by Hong Kong-based Pixel Magic Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of commercial grade receivers... Continue Reading
Lumin X1 Network Player Reviewed

Dec 09, 2019

Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

As 2019 comes to a close, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from affordable favorites to flagship products that make us drool. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

Jul 22, 2019

Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Media Player Reviewed

World populations are increasingly moving from rural to urban centers, making for larger cities with greater population density than ever... Continue Reading
Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Media Player Reviewed

Jul 15, 2019

Krell K-300i Integrated Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

There are few things in the AV market right now that excite me quite so much as the melding of... Continue Reading
Krell K-300i Integrated Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Jun 17, 2019

Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC Reviewed

If you're looking for a flagship DAC without flagship prices, Dylan says the Schiit Audio Yggdrasil is a top tier performer with amazing value. Continue Reading
Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC Reviewed

Jun 12, 2019

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player

When a manufacturer considers adding a new product to its lineup, there are essentially three options: replace an older product... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player

Apr 17, 2019

Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete DAC Reviewed

Digital-to-Analog Convertors (DACs) come in a wide variety of shapes, prices, and feature sets. Some are so small you can... Continue Reading
Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete DAC Reviewed

Mar 13, 2019

Schiit Jotunheim Multibit DAC Reviewed

One of the most compelling and colorful new(ish) companies in the audiophile space is Schiit Audio. Since its founding in... Continue Reading
Schiit Jotunheim Multibit DAC Reviewed

Feb 12, 2019

Bluewave Get Wireless Headphone Amplifier-DAC

I came across a unique component that caught my attention at the recent Los Angeles CanJam show. In a little... Continue Reading
Bluewave Get Wireless Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Dec 10, 2018

Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Here at the end of 2018, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from budget favorites to aspirational flagship products. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Sep 12, 2018

Mytek Liberty DAC Reviewed

Steven Stone says the Mytek Liberty is a professional-quality DAC that stands toe-to-toe with competitors that sold for twice as much just a couple years ago. Continue Reading
Mytek Liberty DAC Reviewed

Sep 05, 2018

Lab 12 DAC1 Special Edition Reviewed

Terry London says the Lab 12 DAC1 SE crushes the price-versus-performance ratio in a totally absurd fashion, with beautiful timbres and tonality, powerful macro-dynamics, and an overall analog liquidity you have to hear to believe. Continue Reading
Lab 12 DAC1 Special Edition Reviewed

Jul 23, 2018

Micromega M-150 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

How on earth Micromega managed to cram 2x 150 watts of Class AB amplification and dual power supplies into this slim little integrated amp is beyond us, but it sounds as delicious as it looks. Continue Reading
Micromega M-150 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 28, 2018

Mark Levinson ? 526 Preamplifier/DAC Reviewed

Mark Levinson. The brand represents the pinnacle of automotive and home audio luxury. The company's products are meticulously engineered, and... Continue Reading
Mark Levinson ? 526 Preamplifier/DAC Reviewed

Feb 07, 2018

Bricasti Design M1SE Dual Mono DAC Reviewed

Ben Shyman explores the M1SE dual mono DAC/preamplifier from Bricasti Design--a high-end DAC that is built like a tank and offers a full suite of digital inputs. Continue Reading
Bricasti Design M1SE Dual Mono DAC Reviewed

Dec 18, 2017

Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

It's that time of year again--when the HomeTheaterReview.com staff looks at all of the products we reviewed this year and picks the best of the best. We've tried to hit all the product categories and price points. We hope you enjoy our Best of 2017 list. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

Aug 09, 2017

Mytek Brooklyn DAC Reviewed

After producing pro audio products for nearly two decades, Mytek has become a more common name in consumer circles--thanks in... Continue Reading
Mytek Brooklyn DAC Reviewed

Jun 05, 2017

OPPO Digital UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews OPPO Digital's audiophile-oriented UDP-205, a UHD universal disc player with high-quality DAC/preamp/headphone amplifier functionality. Continue Reading
OPPO Digital UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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