Absolute Sound DAC buyers guide - DACs $1500 to $5k

Of course, there are a lot more, but these are ones they have reviewed.

I have the BDA-2, and the Auralic Vega.

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2015-buyers-guide-dacs-1500-5000/?utm_campaign=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-329
Bud - Silicon Valley

Lumin X1
Sony XA-5400ES SACD
Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
Three 20 amp circuits.

Comments

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,195
    All nice dacs, some fairly pricey ones too. Would like to see them review the Audio Note though....and the Lampizator.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,195
    tonyb wrote: »
    All nice dacs, some fairly pricey ones too. Would like to see them review the Audio Note though....and the Lampizator.

    I like Audio Notes philosophies...."valves sound better than semi conductors" and "the longer a digital signal stays in the digital domain, the more harm is done". Kinda makes sense too if you think about it.

    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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