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DAC - Dac's from the World

This is a continuation of the original thread started in 2006 by granodemostasa, who has consented to let me take it over. All currently-available DACs on the market are listed here. If you have any additions or corrections, feel free to contribute.

Quick Navigation:

$­200 = (*200)
$­500 = (*500)
$­1,000 = (*1,000)
$­2,500 = (*2,500)
$­5,000 = (*5,000)
$­10,000 = (*10,000)
$­20,000 = (*20,000)

List of current digital-to-analog converters:

  1. TooleAudio BantamDAC, DIY-only $­32 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702
    Input: USB
    Output: builder's choice
    USB-powered
  2. Alien DAC, DIY-only $­43 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702E
    Op-amp: none, Burr-Brown OPA551UA or BUF634 (both optional, not in signal path)
    Input: USB
    Output: builder's choice
    USB-powered
  3. Hot Audio HotUSB1 $­59 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2705
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS
    USB-powered
  4. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 $­60 Link
    Quote:
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA, 1/8" TRS (x2), Optical digital
  5. Creative Xmod $­80 Link
    Quote:
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS
    USB-powered
  6. Super Pro DAC707 / DAC707 USB $­85, $­110 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4398
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amps: Linear LT1364C (x2)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, USB (optional, with CMedia CM108 USB receiver)
    Output: RCA
  7. E-MU 0202 USB $­99 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4392
    Input: USB
    Outputs: 1/4" balanced TRS, 1/8" TRS
    USB-powered
  8. SilverStone EB01 $­100 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA604
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
    USB-powered
  9. Trends Audio UD-10 $­119 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2704
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS
  10. Firestone Fubar II $­120 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA2604
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  11. Musiland/Diyeden SVDAC05 $­129 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4398
    Op-amp: Texas Instruments NE5534P (x2)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical, BNC
    Outputs: RCA, 1/8" TRS
  12. Zhaolu D2.5A, D2.5C $­129, $­195 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1852 (D2.5A), Cirrus CS4398 (D2.5C)
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA2604
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  13. Tianyun Zero DAC $­139 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1852
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amp: OPA2604
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  14. Creative Xmod Wireless $­100-150 ($­50 for wireless receiver) Link 1, Link 2
    Quote:
    DAC: Wolfson WM8728
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS on transmitter, 1/8" TRS and RCA on receiver
  15. Twisted Pear Buffalo, DIY partially assembled $­149-295 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: ESS ES9008 Sabre8
    Input: builder's choice (S/PDIF, I2S, DSD)
    Output: builder's choice (RCA, XLR)
  16. Hot Audio USB DAC High Fidelity $­156 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2707
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS
    USB-powered
  17. Pro-Ject USB Box $­159 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM270x?
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  18. Beresford TC-7510 MK6/3 $­170 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical (x2)
    Outputs: RCA (x2)
  19. Lite Dac AH, Pacific Valve mod $­180 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: Intersil EL2044
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  20. Gigalab Moon $­185 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  21. Twisted Pear Opus $­185-250 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Wolfson WM8741 (x1) or WM8740 (x2)
    Input: builder's choice (S/PDIF, I2S, DSD)
    Output: builder's choice (RCA, XLR)
  22. KingRex UD-01 $­190 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702E
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA2604
    DC servo chip: Texas Instruments TL072
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  23. Stereo-Link Model 1200 $­198 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM270x
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  24. E-MU 0404 USB $­199 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: AKM AK4396
    Op-amps: JRC2068 (x2), JRC2114 (headphone output)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Outputs: 1/4" balanced TRS, 1/8" TRS, Coaxial digital, Optical digital
  25. HIPPOhifi The Bloat $­199-249 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1794 or PCM1798
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA2132, OPA2107, Analog Devices AD823 or AD8620
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/4" TRS
    (*200)
  26. Sigtone Shek h1 $­200 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM270x
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS
  27. Valab NOS DAC $­200 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543 (x8)
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Digital receiver: Texas Instruments DIR9001
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  28. Firestone Audio FubarIII $­210 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  29. Zhaolu D3 $­229 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4398
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA134 (x2)
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical, RJ-45 TG Link
    Output: RCA
  30. Audio-gd DAC-100 $­245 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1852
    USB receiver chip: Burr-Brown PCM2707
    Digital receiver: Texas Instruments DIR9001
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA2134 or none (discrete option +$­20)
    Input: USB, Coaxial
    Output: RCA
  31. Three-Two USB DAC $­245 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1792A
    USB controller: Texas Instruments TAS1020B
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA132A (x4 for I/V, x2 for headphone amp)
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS
  32. Devilsound Labs DAC - digital audio cable $­249 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1851RZ-J
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
    USB-powered (internally regenerated)
  33. Firestone Spitfire $­250 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1793
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA2604
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  34. KECES DA-151 $­250 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702
    Op-amp: National LME49710
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  35. Lite DAC AM / Modified $­259, $­375 Link 1, Link 2
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1853
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8414
    Op-amp: Fairchild NE5532 (x4), Analog Devices AD827 (x4, Modified version)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR, 1/4" TRS
  36. Moodlab Concept $­261 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8412
    Op-amp: none, passive IV conversion
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
  37. Meier-Audio Corda 2Move $­271 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702
    Op-amp: Analog Devices AD8610
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS
  38. iBasso D10 Cobra $­275 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Wolfson WM8740
    USB receiver chip: Burr-Brown PCM2906
    Digital Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amps: Analog Devices AD8656 (x2) or National LMH6643 (x2)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: 1/4" TRS
  39. Sigtone Shek d1 $­280 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8412-IS
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  40. Musiland MD-10 $­295 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4398
    Op-amp: Analog Devices OP275
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical, BNC
    Outputs: RCA, 1/8" TRS
  41. Xindak DAC-3 MKII $­319 Link
    Quote:
    Upsampling
    Input: Coaxial, Optical
  42. Yulong DAH1 $­319 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1955
    Digital Volume Controller: Cirrus CS3310
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: Variable and fixed RCA
  43. KECES DA-131 $­320 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1793
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA604 (x2)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  44. Sigtone Shek d2 $­320 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1545A
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8412-CS
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  45. BES Audio Icarus $­329-379 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM 1798, Philips TDA1543, Cirrus CS4398 (all on daughterboards)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR, 1/4" TRS
  46. Channel Islands Audio VDA-1 $­349 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1716
    Receiver: Burr-Brown DIR1701
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA2134
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  47. Citypulse DA7.2x II $­350 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1796
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Outputs: RCA (x2, variable and fixed), XLR
  48. Scott Nixon USB.UFO.JF / USB.UFO.TD $­350, $­575 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: ?, tube buffer (only on USB.UFO.TD)
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  49. Mhdt Laboratory Constantine / Constantine+ $­359, $­399 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1545A
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8414
    Op-amp: National LM4562
    Inputs: USB (optional), Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  50. AD LABS Rockna RD-2, DIY fully-assembled $­385 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1796
    Upsampling
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amp: discrete IV conversion
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
  51. Cambridge Audio DacMagic $­399 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Wolfson WM8740 (x2)
    Upsampling
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial (x2), Optical (x2)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR, Coaxial digital, Optical digital
  52. Core Sound HeadLine $­399 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical
    Output: 1/4" TRS
    Battery-powered (9V x2), external power supply optional
  53. Diyeden Great March 2 $­399 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1798
    Upsampling chip: TI SRC4190
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  54. HeadRoom Micro DAC $­399 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4398
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    USB controller: TI PCM2902
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: 1/8" TRS
  55. Promitheus Audio Solid State DAC $­405-425 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1545A
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: none, passive I/V stage
    Inputs: Coaxial, BNC
    Output: RCA
  56. Moodlab Dice $­416 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8414
    Op-amp: passive I/V
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  57. Monica3, DIY fully-assembled $­432-476 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1545A
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8414
    Input: BNC (x2)
    Output: RCA
  58. Audio-gd DAC-19 SE $­450-480 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704U-K (x2)
    Digital receiver: Texas Instruments DIR9001
    Inputs: Coaxial, BNC
    Output: RCA
    HDCD-capable with upgrade +$­30
  59. RDL RU-SPC1D $­450 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, BNC
    Output: XLR
  60. Lite DAC 60 $­465 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704U-K

    Op-amp: none (tube)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  61. Abrahamsen V6.0 $­475 Link
    Quote:
    Input: USB, Coaxial (x2), Optical
    Output: RCA, XLR
  62. Ray Samuels Audio Predator $­475 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM270x
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/4" TRS
  63. Scott Nixon TD2 / USBTD $­475 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8412
    Op-amp: none (tube 6922)
    Input: Coaxial (TD2) or USB (USBTD)
    Output: 1/4" TRS
    (*500)
  64. HeadAmp Pico $­500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Wolfson WM8740
    Upsampling chip: Analog Devices AD1896
    USB to I2S converter: Burr-Brown PCM2707
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA365
    Input: USB
    Output: 1/8" TRS
  65. Presonus Central Station $­500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: AKM ?
    Inputs: Firewire, Coaxial, Optical
    Outputs: 1/4" balanced TRS (x5)
  66. Citypulse DA2.03e II $­548 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1796
    Upsampling (optional, selectable)
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA (x2, variable and fixed)
  67. HeadRoom Portable Micro Amp/DAC $­598 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM270x?
    Inputs: USB, 1/8" S/PDIF
    Outputs: 1/8" TRS (x2, variable and fixed)
  68. Channel Islands Audio VDA-2 $­599 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1794
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amp: discrete output stage
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Outputs: RCA, balanced RCA
  69. Lite DAC 38 $­599 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704U-K
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  70. Mhdt Laboratory Paradisea+ $­599 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1545A
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: none (tube)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  71. Oritek Audio OMZ V4.1 / with headphone amp / Preamp $­599, $­899, $­1,499 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1852
    Op-amp: none, discrete output
    Input: Coaxial (x4 on Preamp version)
    Output: RCA
    heavily-modified version of Zhaolu D2.5A
  72. Chord Chordette Gem $­602 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Bluetooth, USB
    Output: RCA
  73. Softone Model_2 $­650 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1716
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8414
    Op-amp: none (tube 6DJ8)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  74. Stello DA100 $­695 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: AKM AK4395
    Upsampling (optional)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical (x2)
    Output: RCA
  75. HeadRoom Ultra Micro DAC $­699 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4398
    Upsampling chip: Analog Devices AD1896
    USB receiver chip: Burr-Brown PCM2902
    Inputs: USB, 1/8" Coaxial, Optical
    Output: 1/8" TRS
  76. Lite DAC 68 $­699 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1853
    Upsampling
    Op-amp: none (tube 6922EH/6DJ8)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  77. Audio-gd DAC-3SE $­715 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704U-K (x4)
    Digital receiver chip: Texas Instruments DIR9001
    Inputs: Coaxial, BNC
    Output: RCA
  78. K&K Audio RAKK dac Mark II, DIY-only $­757-1,799 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1794
    Upsampling chip: Burr-Brown SRC4192
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amp: none, passive or active (tube) output
    Inputs: Coaxial, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  79. Ack! dAck! 2.0 $­795-955 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1545
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: none, discrete class A
    Input: BNC (adapter to RCA included)
    Output: RCA
  80. RME ADI-2 $­800 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: AKM AK4395
    Op-amp: JRC NJM4580 (headphone section)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Outputs: 1/4" TRS, XLR, headphone, Coaxial digital, Optical digital
  81. Apogee Mini-DAC / Firewire $­806, 986 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1955
    Upsampling chip: Analog Devices AD1896
    USB to I2S chip: Texas Instruments TUSB3200
    Inputs: Firewire (optional), Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: XLR, 1/8" TRS
  82. AudioNemesis DC-1 $­821 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Multibit
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: none, discrete output stage
    Input: Coaxial
    Output: RCA
  83. CEC DA53 $­849 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1796 (x2, dual-mono), PCM2906 (headphone output)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  84. Izo iHA-1 V2 $­859 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1796 (x2, dual-mono)
    Op-amps: Burr-Brown OPA604AU (x6), OPA2134AU (x2), OPA627AP (x2)
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  85. Audial AYA II, DIY only $­868-1,028 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1541A
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: I/V, but Burr-Brown OPA861 in open loop transimpedance stage
    Inputs: Coaxial or USB (or both)
    Output: RCA
  86. Lite / Pacific Valve Brigatta $­885 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704U-K
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  87. Mhdt Laboratory Havana $­899 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM56P
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8414
    Op-amp: none, tube GE5670
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  88. Benchmark Media DAC1 / DAC1 USB / DAC1 PRE $­975, $­1,275, $­1,575 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1853
    Upsampling chip: Analog Devices AD1896
    Op-amps: NE5532, LM4562 (headphone section of USB and PRE versions)
    Inputs: USB (only on USB and PRE), Coaxial (x3 on PRE), Optical
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  89. Lavry Engineering LavryBlack DA10 $­975 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1955
    Upsampling (optional)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Output: XLR
  90. PS Audio Digital Link III $­995 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1798DB
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amp: none, discrete FET output stage
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
    (*1,000)
  91. Hagerman Technology Chime (DIY-only) / DA-10 (fully-assembled) $­1,098, $­2,299 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704
    Upsampling
    Op-amp: none (Class A Tube, 12AX7, 12AU7, EY3)
    Input: USB, Coaxial
    Output: RCA
  92. Altmann Attraction DAC $­1,159-2,077 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Receiver: Altmann R16
    Op-amps: Burr-Brown (x10)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  93. The Audio Zone DAC-1 $­1,167 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1541
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Input: BNC (RCA optional)
    Output: RCA
  94. Audio Horizons DAC-2a $­1,295 Link
    Quote:
    Input: Optical
    Output: RCA
  95. Meier-Audio Corda Opera $­1,310 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1794
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8420
    Op-amp: National LM6171, Burr-Brown BUF634
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial
    Output: RCA
  96. Lavry Engineering LavryBlue LE4496 $­1,325 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1955
    Upsampling (optional)
    Inputs: XLR (x2), Coaxial
  97. Aqvox USB 2 D/A MKII $­1,399 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1796 (x2, dual-mono)
    Op-amp: none, discrete
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  98. Stello DA220 MK2 $­1,495 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: AKM AK4395
    Upsampling (optional)
    Op-amps: Burr-Brown OPA2604, NE5532 (x4)
    Inputs: USB, XLR, Coaxial (x2), Optical
    Outputs: RCA, XLR, XLR digital, Coaxial digital, Optical digital
  99. Ultra Fi iRoc $­1,495 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    USB controller: TI PCM2707PJT
    Op-amp: none, discrete I/V
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  100. Musical Fidelity X-DACv8 $­1,499 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown DSD1792
    Upsampler chip: Burr-Brown SRC4392
    USB receiver chip: Burr-Brown PCM2706
    Op-amp: none (2 Phillips 6922 Triodes for tube buffer before final SS output stage [if tubes enabled])
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial (x3)
    Outputs: RCA, Coaxial digital
  101. Monarchy Audio NM24 $­1,590 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM-63K
    Op-amp: none (tube SRPP 6DJ8)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  102. Grace m902 $­1,596 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1730
    Inputs: USB, XLR, Coaxial, Optical
    Output: RCA
  103. 47 Labs Shigaraki $­1,480 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Input: Coaxial
    Output: RCA
  104. Sutherland 12dAX7 $­1,600 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM2702
    Input: USB
    Op-amp: none (tube 12AX7)
  105. TwinDAC+ $­1,600 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, RJ-45
    Output: RCA
    May require separate proprietary battery supply at additional cost
  106. Wavelength Audio Brick $­1,750 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: none (tube 12AU7A)
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  107. Apogee Rosetta 200 $­1,796 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1852
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR (x2)
    Outputs: XLR, Coaxial digital, Optical digital, XLR digital
  108. Audial The Model $­1,850 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1541A
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Inputs: USB, BNC (RCA possible with adapter)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  109. Slim Devices Transporter $­1,999 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: AKM AK4396
    Upsampling (optional)
    Op-amp: NE5534
    Input: Coaxial, Optical, BNC, XLR, Wi-fi
    Output: RCA, XLR
  110. Bryston BDA-1 ~$­2,000 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4398 (x2)
    Upsampling
    Op-amp: none, class A discrete
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial (x2), Optical (x2), BNC (x2), XLR
  111. Cyrus DAC X $­2,200 Link
    Quote:
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial (x4), Optical (x2)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  112. Electrocompaniet ECD1 $­2,250 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4398
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR, Coaxial digital, Optical digital
  113. Audio Horizons TD3.0 / TD3.0n $­2,350, $­2,600 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: AKM AK4396
    Op-amp: Burr-Brown OPA627, tube (four 6922/6DJ8/ECC88 tubes)
    Inputs: Coaxial, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  114. CEC DX71mkII $­2,499 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: NPC SM5865CM (x2, dual mono)
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR, CEC Super Link
    Outputs: RCA (x2, fixed and variable), XLR (x2, fixed and variable)
    (*2,500)
  115. Bel Canto Dac3 $­2,500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1792
    Upsampling
    Op-amp: none; two stage, I/V conversion and class A balanced
    Inputs: USB, Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  116. North Star Design Model 192 MKII $­2,500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1796 (x2)
    Upsampling chip: Analog Devices AD1895
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amp: none, discrete
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical, XLR, RJ-45 for I2S
    Output: RCA, XLR
  117. Red Wine Audio Isabellina $­2,500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA154x
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Inputs: USB, Optical, BNC (with RCA-BNC adapter)
    Output: RCA
    SLA battery-powered
  118. Lucid Audio 88192 $­2,599 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Optical (x2), XLR (x4)
    Outputs: XLR (x8, four pairs), Optical digital (x2), XLR digital (x4)
  119. ONTech DAC 5813 / Dual Mono / Dual Balanced $­2,633, $­4,634, $­4,634 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1865N-K
    Filter: SM5813 (Burr-Brown DF1700)
    Op-amp: none, discrete
    Input: Coaxial
    Output: RCA, XLR (only on Dual Balanced model)
  120. Grace m904 $­2,795 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR (x2)
  121. Stellavox ST2 $­2,862 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  122. Weiss Engineering DAC2 $­2,995 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Firewire (x2), Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR, Firewire, XLR digital
  123. Universal Audio 2192 $­2,999 Link
    Quote:
    Upsampling
    Op-amps: none, Class A discrete
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR (x2)
    Outputs: XLR, Coaxial digital, Optical digital, XLR digital (x2)
  124. Apogee DA-16X $­3,200 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Optical (x4), BNC, XLR (x8)
    Output: XLR (x16)
  125. Lake People DAC F466-S $­3,200 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), XLR (x2)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  126. Musical Fidelity kW DM25 $­3,250 Link
    Quote:
    Upsampling/receiver: Cirrus CS8427
    Op-amp: none, 6112 Tube and Class A “transistor”
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Output: RCA
  127. Wavelength Cosecant $­3,500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Op-amp: none, Parallel Feed Transformer Coupled output
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
  128. North Star Design Extremo $­4,000 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1792 (x2)
    Upsampling chip: Analog Devices AD1896
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8416
    Op-amp: none, fully-discrete
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical, XLR, I2S RJ-45
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  129. Audiomat Tempo 2.5 $­4,190 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704 (x2)
    Upsampling
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8414
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Output: RCA
  130. Cyrus DAC XP $­4,350 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial (x4), Optical (x2)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  131. Chord QBD76 $­4,523 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Pulse Array, 5th gen (proprietary)
    Inputs:
    Bluetooth, USB, Coaxial (x2), Optical (2x), XLR (2x)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  132. LessLoss DAC 2004 MkII $­4,618-5,846 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: PCM1704U-K (x2)
    Upsampling, Oversampling, or Non Over Sampling (NOS), all optional
    Op-amp: I/U conversion and Burr-Brown OPA2134
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  133. Orpheus Laboratories Orpheus One / Orpheus One SE $­4,800+ Link 1, Link 2
    Quote:
    DAC: Proprietary
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical, BNC (x2), XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
    (*5,000)
  134. Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC $­5,000 Link
    Quote:
    Filter: multiple choices
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR, BADA
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
    HDCD-capable
  135. Prism Orpheus $­5,000 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical
    Outputs: 1/4" TRS (x4)
  136. Weiss Engineering DAC1 / DAC1-MK2 $­5,900, $­6,700 Link
    Quote:
    Op-amp: Analog Devices AD797, discrete class A
    Inputs: Optical, XLR (x3)
    Outputs: XLR, XLR digital
  137. Empirical Audio Spoiler USB TubeDAC $­5,999 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704U-K
    Op-amp: none, tube (Siemens cca grey-plate 6922)
    Input: USB, Coaxial
    Output: RCA
  138. Audiomeca Enkianthus $­6,267 Link
    Quote:
    Upsampling chip: Analog Devices DSP 21065L
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), BNC, Optical, XLR, AT&T
    Output: RCA
  139. Accustic Arts DAC I-MK4 $­6,500 Link
    Quote:
    Upsampling
    Op-amp: none, class A discrete output
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), BNC, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  140. Chord Electronics DAC64 $­6,500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Pulse Array, 4th gen (proprietary)
    Receiver: Proprietary
    Inputs: Coaxial, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  141. Gill Audio Design Elise LT $­6,600 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown
    Op-amp: none, tube complement--2 X 6DJ8/6922/7308, 1 X 6FQ7/6CG7
  142. MSB Technology Platinum III / Signature $­6,995, $­12,995 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Proprietary, four modules (option: Signature upgrade)
    Upsampling
    Filter: Custom, based on Burr-Brown DF1704
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  143. Ensemble Audio Dichrono Hi-DAC $­6,999 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4397
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, BNC
    Output: RCA
  144. Manley WAVE $­7,500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: UltraAnalog D20400
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR, ST Glass
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
    HDCD-capable
  145. Dodson Audio DA-218 $­8,000 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704U-K
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  146. McIntosh MDA1000 $­8,000 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704 (x8)
    Inputs: Coaxial (x3), Optical (x3), XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  147. Lavry Engineering DA2002 $­8,500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Proprietary
    Upsampling
    Receiver: Motorola DSP56002 DSP
    Op-amps: Burr-Brown OPA177, OPA627, AD744, OPA134 (your choice)
    Inputs: Coaxial, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  148. Spectral SDR-2000 $­8,999 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: UltraAnalog D20400
    Op-amp: none, discrete output
    HDCD-capable
  149. Prism Dream DA-2 $­9,405 [url=http://www.prismsound.com/music_recording/products_subs/da2/da2_home.php]
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR (x3), BNC (x2)
    Outputs: XLR
  150. Zanden Audio Model 5000 MK IV $­9,800 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1541
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Proprietary
    Op-amp: none, IV conversion, tubes: 6922, 6X4, 6CA4 (x2)
    Inputs: Coaxial, XLR
    Output: RCA
  151. Wadia 27ix $­9,950 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1702 (x4)
    Upsampling
    Op-amp: none, Class A discrete
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Glass Optical (x2), Plastic Optical (x1), XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  152. EMM Labs DAC6e $­9,995 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Proprietary
    Inputs: Optical, XLR (x3)
    Outputs: RCA (x3 pairs), XLR (x3 pairs)
    (*10,000)
  153. Theta Digital Generation VIII $­10,000 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM63 (x4)
    Upsampling
    Op-amp: none, Class A discrete
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, BNC, AT&T
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  154. Accuphase DC-801 $­10,999 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1955 (x8)
    Inputs: Coaxial (x3), Optical (x2), XLR digital, HS-Link
    Outputs: RCA, XLR, Coaxial digital, Optical digital
  155. Wavelength Ultimate DPU $­11,000 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1543
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Input: USB
    Output: RCA
    Custom version
  156. Nagra DAC $­13,000 Link
    Quote:
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial (x3), Optical, XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  157. Esoteric D-03 $­13,200 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1955
    Upsampling (optional)
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical, XLR (x2), i.Link (x2)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  158. EMM Labs DCC2 SE $­13,500 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Proprietary
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial, Optical, XLR (x2), BNC (x2 for DSD)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  159. Zanden Audio Model 5000 Signature $­15,470 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Philips TDA1541 (x2)
    Non Over Sampling (NOS)
    Receiver: Proprietary
    Op-amp: none, IV conversion, tube complement (1) 6922 (main unit), (1) 6/4, (2) 6CA4 (power supply)
    Inputs: Coaxial, BNC, XLR, I2S
    Output: RCA
  160. Burmester 970 SRC $­16,000 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Proprietary
    Upsampling
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical, XLR, AT&T
    Outputs: Fixed and variable RCA and XLR, Coaxial digital, Optical digital
    HDCD-capable
  161. dCS Paganini DAC $­17,999 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: dCS Ring DAC
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), XLR (x2), IEEE1394 (x2)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
    (*20,000)
  162. MBL 1611 F - $­21,450 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Cirrus CS4396-KS
    Upsampling
    Receiver: Cirrus CS8414
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Glass Optical (x2), Plastic Optical (x2), BNC (x2), XLR (x2)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  163. dCS Scarlatti DAC $­23,999 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: dCS Ring DAC
    Inputs: Coaxial (x2), Optical, BNC, XLR (x2), SDIF-2, IEEE1394 (x2)
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  164. Wadia series 9 system $­27,850 Link
    Quote:
    Upsampling
    Op-amp: none, Class A discrete
    Inputs: Glass Optical (x2), Plastic Optical, BNC (x2), XLR
    Outputs: RCA, XLR
  165. Esoteric D-01 $­32,000 Link
    Quote:
    Inputs: Coaxial, XLR (x2), i.Link (x2)
    Outputs: Mono RCA or XLR
  166. Audio Note DAC 5 Special / Signature $­33,000+ Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Analog Devices AD1865
    Op-amp: none, tube (NOS 6463)
    Inputs: Coaxial, XLR
    Outputs: RCA (x2), XLR
  167. Boulder Amplifiers 2020 $­35,000 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704 (x10)
    Upsampling
    Input: XLR
    Outputs: XLR (x2)
  168. GTE Trinity DAC $­64,700-69,220 Link
    Quote:
    DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1704-K (x16)
    Filters: Burr-Brown DF1706, NPC SM5847 (selectable)
    Upsampling
    Receiver: AKM 4112B
    Input: XLR
    Output: XLR

 


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