Music Albums of the Year. Of course the Mytek also includes a preamp, additional digital inputs and a headphone amp along with a bunch of other features so we’re not really comparing apples to apples and ones choice for one over the other in terms of sound quality will come down to personal preference and system synergies. I asked Jesus from Simple Design about this and here’s his response, “I wouldn’t call this “Pop” but a small ticks, my first guess is when switching tracks, the player ceased to output the DoP marker, then the hardware downstream will jump between PCM and DSD, hence this small tick. By the mere mentioning of the DCS in this review, I am giving the newest boy round the block the biggest break possible, and the exD DAC, in the right system, can shine brightly. I am certainly all for it!

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Allo DigiOne Signature Review. Most audio products exe DIY origins find it hard to shed the home made looks. Greatest Bits Product of the Year Submitted by ednaz on September 28, – The Christmas Music Mix.

So I can’t go listen to comparisons on the retailers’ gear bringing along my component that I’m looking to replace. The exD does not lacked in any areas in terms of transparency, as proven when I slotted the Bryston BOT-1 disc transport in to my BDP-1 at the end uab the review period.

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Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete arrival. Thankfully, even without a printed or soft copy manual of any sort, the exD DAC proved surprisingly straight forward to operate, with only 2 chrome finished buttons, one on each side of the LED display in the front face. I can’t imagine they’re anything real special for the asking price. Overall, appears to be a lot for the money.


I’d so like to be able to audition DACs, and heck, other gear besides, in some way shape or form before making a purchase decision, but the world of audio sales isn’t going that direction. The Winter Music Mix. With PCM-based music, there is a lovely wholeness to sxd sound lending each instrument a colorful and natural presentation.

The Usbb has multiple inputs while the exD has ksb the minimalist choice of 2 only. Ussb agree and feel reviews in general can help whittle-down the field of play, as it were. There’s nothing on its brushed face to hint at its origin or function which may rub your pride-of-ownership funny bone one way or another.

But I am really reaching well into the listening experience to pull out these very minor points and I want to stress that they did not detract from my enjoyment in the least. A comparison review of two DACs.

Sonore/exD DSD USB DAC

Even CD-quality sounds fairly wonderful and the higher up the sample rate ladder you go, the sweeter things get, recording quality permitting.

The others are focused on system installation first and foremost. Related Latest Reviews Recommended.

It mostly sounds just right all things considered including my ears, room and brain, of course. Interesting is a good start. Despite the slight perceived disadvantages of the XLR outputs, I still thoroughly enjoyed the smooth warm musical presentation offered by the exD.



It provides a rich, warm and thoroughly inviting soundscape for you to enter and spend as much time in as your life will allow. There are others doing this sort of thing too.

There have been a few success stories lately, one fine example is Mod Wright Audio sold by Centre Circle Audiowhose DIY mod origins have been totally shed over the span of a few yews and several design changes, each lot with improved aesthetics and better reliability. There’s also a slight flatness to some PCM-based upper frequencies where something like a cymbal’s trailing hiss sounds somewhat 2D instead of fully 3D. The comparative reviews are great tools, because they let me minimize the chaos of in-home auditions to one or two manufacturers, and give me a way to focus on auditions that I will arm-twist my local retailers for.

I was really, really tempted but ………….

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The whole experience is surreal, just like hearing the song for the first time all over again, eexd more depth and air in between the intimacy of the piano and Jennifer voice. PS Audio Stellar three-fer. Solo piano rings out true, string instruments sound fitfully plucky, and human voices are portrayed lovingly really. Music Albums of the Year.