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Holo Audio Spring DAC - Level 1 "Base Model"

Holo Audio Spring DAC - Level 1 "Base Model"

“This is a pretty long review.  For the benefit of those with short attention spans, let’s cut right to the chase.   The “entry level” Holo Spring DAC is good – very good!  It is transparent, detailed and handled just about every format I could throw at it.  With the level 1 DAC retailing for $900 less than the level 3; I think it’s a bargain. I found that the Level 1...” --T Bone

100% Positive Reviews
Holo Audio Spring DAC - Level 3 - "Kitsune Tuned Edition"

Holo Audio Spring DAC - Level 3 - "Kitsune Tuned Edition"

“Holo Audio - Spring DAC – Level 3 – “Kitsune Tuned Edition”   Initial comments … First those of you that just want the highlights and don’t want to read a novel, there’s a TL;DR; summary of my thoughts here.   Then let’s hit the disclaimers …   The DAC I auditioned is the personal unit of the proprietor of Kitsune HiFi/Holo Audio USA.  It is the final “Level 3”...” --Torq

100% Positive Reviews
VPI Prime

VPI Prime

“I switched to the VPI Prime after a few months with a Pro-Ject Carbon Debut table - a great entry level table that provides a glimpse of great vinyl but left me wanting much more. The step from the Pro-Ject to the VPI is a massive step. The Pro-Ject retails for about $700 with needed upgrades; the VPI Prime retails for $3800 plus cartridge - I went for the $750 Ortofon 2M Black. Look for deals,...” --davehg

100% Positive Reviews
HOLO AUDIO - Spring "Rise Ji"

HOLO AUDIO - Spring "Rise Ji"

“   So I just received my Holo Audio Kitsune tuned Spring DAC last week…     Coming from a delta sigma experience I was really keep on hearing the difference between that and R2R. Yes, I have heard some R2R DACs before but those times were at show and meet conditions so I did not get the chance to fully indulge in their greatness. Hint: I think you know where this...” --Hi-Phi

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Meier Audio Corda DACCORD ff

Meier Audio Corda DACCORD ff

“I use it alone with active studio monitors (Dynaudio) and in pair with Corda Classic ff with Ultrasone Pro900. I am not going to give you the same reading, so here is some impressions after update to ff.   Whatever I throw at it, from techno, heavy metal to live symphony recordings, I could clearly hear the difference which I would describe as more meat in the music. It hits hard but now...” --flyby

100% Positive Reviews
Stoner Acoustics EGD

Stoner Acoustics EGD

“Both EGD and EGA has been long rumored in their official website, I knew that they was a high performance DAC when I talked to their Engineer, the amp is quite a surprise because I have never expecting them, because to me they are a company that 100% devoted to make high price to performance DAC only, EGD and EGA proved me wrong, in fact, the Ruby that I just reviewed already had proven me...” --mrinspire

100% Positive Reviews
Meridian Explorer 2

Meridian Explorer 2

“Once again, many thanks to Todd at TTVJ Audio for setting up the loaner program.   Designing a portable device is study in trade-offs of size, weight, price, and performance. Given the performance of the USB-powered DAC's on the market that are about the size of a pack of gum, the Meridian Explorer 2 has a rather high bar to reach, since it's already bigger in three of those four...” --yage

100% Positive Reviews
MSB Analog

MSB Analog

“Preface: Hearing the MSB Analog was a long overdue matter. A couple of weeks ago, I finally decided it was a good time to do something about it, hence I got one from local dealer to have the question answered. The usual details & stuff.   Source(s): - Jriver Media Network DLNA - SOTM SMS-100 network streamer with LPS - Schiit Wyrd or  - ESound CD-E5 Signture Edition CD...” --negura

100% Positive Reviews
Arcam irDAC Audiophile Grade Digital to Analog Converter

Arcam irDAC Audiophile Grade Digital to Analog Converter

“After spending some time auditioning and researching I've finally found that illusive nirvana, the perfect mix of price, design and sound for me.   I wanted a DAC minus the frills. As a HD800 owner I already have a high quality headphone amp, Burson Soloist SL, as well as a high quality tube preamp in my main system, so the usual suspects which have money spent on what would be unused...” --cub3

100% Positive Reviews
Grace Design m920

Grace Design m920

“After owning the PS Audio PWD II for six months, most recently running firmware version 2.4.6 (which is the best I tried), I wanted to move to a dac/preamp solution that would include analog inputs for my phono preamp as well as headphone outputs, and perhaps DSD capability.  My search led to the Grace m920, which I purchased through Paul Allen at Sweetwater.  My initial impressions,...” --boatheelmusic

100% Positive Reviews
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