Digital to Analog Converter Reviews (47 Reviews)


Digital to Analog Converter Reviews Archives

Apr 28, 2014

Rotel RDD-1580 Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Anyone who has purchased a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) or DVD player during the last 10 years knows the prices for... Continue Reading
Rotel RDD-1580 Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Feb 12, 2014

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

The growing popularity of headphones and computer audio playback has led to the inevitable introduction of portable USB DACs that... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Jan 15, 2014

Resonessence Labs Herus USB Headphone DAC

With the Resonessence Labs Herus Jerry Del Colliano finds that good things do come in small packages. With great sound and portability the lack of some key accessories one of the few marks against it Continue Reading
Resonessence Labs Herus USB Headphone DAC

Dec 02, 2013

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Nov 13, 2013

Woo Audio WDS-1 USB Digital-to-Analog Converter

HomeTheaterReview.com writer Terry London takes a listen to Woo Audio's first attempt at a solid-state digital-to-analog converter in the WDS-1. Read on to find out how the DAC performed. Continue Reading
Woo Audio WDS-1 USB Digital-to-Analog Converter

Jul 15, 2013

PS Audio PerfectWave MKII DAC with Bridge

HomeTheaterReview.com writer Brian Kahn takes the PS Audio PerfectWave MKII Digital to Analog converter and puts it to the test in this review, comparing it not only to other DACs but to other sources as well. Continue Reading
PS Audio PerfectWave MKII DAC with Bridge

Apr 24, 2013

Parasound Zdac 192kHz Digital-to-Analog Converter

Parasound's Zdac adds to the company's offerings. HomeTheaterReview.com writer Terry London spends some time with the digital-to-analog converter to hear exactly what it is capable of. Continue Reading
Parasound Zdac 192kHz Digital-to-Analog Converter

Feb 13, 2013

PlayGo USB Wireless USB DAC Reviewed

Digital audio has created the need for digital to analog converters. Wireless audio can make this more difficult. HomeTheaterReview.com writer Brian Kahn takes a look at a possible solution in the PlayGo USB Wireless DAC. Continue Reading
PlayGo USB Wireless USB DAC Reviewed

Feb 11, 2013

Meridian Explorer USB DAC Reviewed

Meridian Audio is widely seen as a luxury A/V brand. So the company's decision to make the Explorer USB DAC is somewhat surprising. Andrew Robinson takes the Explorer for a spin to see what it has to offer. Continue Reading
Meridian Explorer USB DAC Reviewed

Dec 03, 2012

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Feb 13, 2012

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

Jan 06, 2012

North Star Design USB dac32 Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
North Star Design USB dac32 Reviewed

Dec 24, 2010

Benchmark DAC 1 PRE Reviewed (USB DAC)

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. Continue Reading
Benchmark DAC 1 PRE Reviewed (USB DAC)

Oct 18, 2010

Wadia 151 PowerDAC Amp/DAC Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Wadia 151 PowerDAC Amp/DAC Reviewed

Apr 05, 2010

Micromega Airstream WM-10 Wireless DAC Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Micromega Airstream WM-10 Wireless DAC Reviewed

Nov 09, 2009

Benchmark DAC 1 HDR Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Benchmark DAC 1 HDR Reviewed

Sep 28, 2009

Cary Audio Xciter DAC Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Cary Audio Xciter DAC Reviewed

Sep 25, 2009

High Resolution Technologies Music Streamer DAC

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. Continue Reading
High Resolution Technologies Music Streamer DAC

Sep 16, 2009

Ayre QB-9 USB DAC Reviewed

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... Continue Reading
Ayre QB-9 USB DAC Reviewed

Jun 06, 2009

Cambridge Audio DacMagic D/A Converter Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio DacMagic D/A Converter Reviewed

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