Digital to Analog Converter Reviews (54 Reviews)


Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

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

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

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

Apr 19, 2017

PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Reviewed

If you ask almost any audio expert about value, they will tell you that the middle-priced product in any manufacturer's... Continue Reading
PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Reviewed

Apr 05, 2017

Questyle CAS192D DAC Reviewed

I recently evaluated the Questyle CMA800R current mode headphone amplifier, and Bruce Ball of Questyle North America also provided the... Continue Reading
Questyle CAS192D DAC Reviewed

Mar 29, 2017

Benchmark DAC3 HGC DAC Reviewed

Benchmark Media began in the mid-1980s providing audio equipment to television broadcast facilities. Today it is recognized amongst recording professionals... Continue Reading
Benchmark DAC3 HGC DAC Reviewed

Mar 15, 2017

OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

Over the past decade, audio/video enthusiasts have become intimately familiar with OPPO Digital, a company with an established reputation most... Continue Reading
OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

Dec 21, 2016

Wadia di122 Digital Audio Decoder Reviewed

Founded nearly 20 years ago, Wadia is now part of the McIntosh Group that owns über-high-end audiophile brands such as... Continue Reading
Wadia di122 Digital Audio Decoder Reviewed

Jan 27, 2016

Questyle CMA800i DAC/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Questyle Audio describes the CMA800i as an integrated DAC, headphone amplifier, and preamplifier. I have no doubt that it can... Continue Reading
Questyle CMA800i DAC/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 07, 2015

Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

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. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

Feb 11, 2015

Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

Dec 31, 2014

Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Headphone listening, often referred to as "head-fi," has changed radically during the past decade. Headphones used to be devices that... Continue Reading
Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Dec 24, 2014

Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Certain names in the audio industry tend to excite, especially when they arrive at your door. Arcam is one such... Continue Reading
Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Dec 10, 2014

Oppo HA-1 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews Oppo Digital's HA-1, which combines an excellent headphone amplifier, a stereo preamp, and a digital-to-analog converter into one well-constructed $1,199 package. Continue Reading
Oppo HA-1 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 03, 2014

Concert Fidelity DAC-040BD Vacuum Tube DAC Reviewed

Terry London explores the high-end DAC-040BD vacuum tube digital-to-analog converter from Concert Fidelity, an upgraded version of his long-time reference DAC. How would the new model compare with the original? Continue Reading
Concert Fidelity DAC-040BD Vacuum Tube DAC Reviewed

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