Digital to Analog Converter Reviews (53 Reviews)


Digital to Analog Converter Reviews Archives

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

Jan 11, 2009

DCS Delius DAC Reviewed

Regarded by some hi-fi experts as the finest converters money can buy, the DCS Delius DAC makes a strong argument in favor of this opinion. Beautifully constructed and elegantly designed, the Delius qualifies as a classic piece of digital kit, worthy of being in the finest stereos. Continue Reading
DCS Delius DAC Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Sutherland 12dAX7 USB DAC and Preamp Reviewed

Using 12 AX7 tubes this USB-only DAC has its own analog volume control so it can be used without a preamp. Using true dual-mono construction throughout, the 12dAX7 USB DAC brings PC audio up to a level that's competitive with stand-alone transports. Continue Reading
Sutherland 12dAX7 USB DAC and Preamp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Chord DAC 64 Digital To Analog Converter Reviewed

The DAC 64 from Chord looks unique with its retro-industrial styling. With a polished sound that Ken Kessler found "liquid...with plenty of slam..." the DAC 64 is ideal for audiophiles who are tired of big ugly black boxes and long for something more stylish for their music. Continue Reading
Chord DAC 64 Digital To Analog Converter Reviewed

Feb 14, 1993

Audio Research DAC2 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

As loved as any audio brand in the industry, Audio Research keeps coming out with high-end audio gear that is better than the last. The DAC2 tries to tame the digital beast. It's not even as expensive as you'd expect, especially give its amazing performance Continue Reading
Audio Research DAC2 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

Feb 13, 1991

Audio Research DAC1 Digital To Analog Converter Reviewed

Audio Research producing a digital converter? This company -- analogue stalwarts enamoured with valves -- has resisted involvement with Things... Continue Reading
Audio Research DAC1 Digital To Analog Converter Reviewed

Feb 13, 1991

Audio Alchemy Digital Decoding Engine v1.0 DAC Reviewed

Long before Audio Alchemy founder, Mark Schifter, got locked up in the pokey for charity fraud he was selling products like the DDE v.1.0. If you don't like the product he might offer you a "steak dinner and a ride in his Porsche". Good luck to those who say "yes". Continue Reading
Audio Alchemy Digital Decoding Engine v1.0 DAC Reviewed

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