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CEntrance DACmini CX

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Pros: superbly easy software, build quality, Sound quality, options, very nice sounding class A amp built in

Cons: none yet

After an extensive search online for a replacement for my very good Schiit Bifrost, I settled on the Dacmini, in part from comments here on Head-Fi, and the fact that Stereophile has had it as a Class A recommended component for 3 years running (2012,13,&14 I did not feel the need to go back further in my research)

 

sound is very good I have had 4 dacs now which consisted of,  Schiit uber Bifrost, Schiit Modi, Audio Gd 11.32, and California audio labs Alpha 16 bit, Of the previous the Bifrost was the best.

 

Comparing the Centrance Dacmini with Bifrost I find the mini offers better air, separation, tighter bass with extension on top and bottom............When paired with my Kenzie amp the dac simply shines

I believe I have found that synergy that is often discussed but rarely found without an exhaustive search.  The HE500 sounds better than I have ever heard it, it sounds so good it must be a sin

 

add to all that you get a class A amp built in and the value is incredible, The amp is very nice but can not hold up to my Kenzie, the tubes sound glorious with the mini

 

Color me happy with my mini...................P.S. these dont appear to pop up used often so if you see one its best to snap it up, I paid 450.00 for one that looks like new, & performs perfectly and could not be happier:beerchug:

CEntrance DACmini CX
Description:

The DACmini CX from CEntrance is a highly compact, reference-quality, digital-to-analog headphone converter with transparent playback. The unit features proprietary AdaptiWave 24-bit USB audio technology JitterGuard clock management system and an audiophile headphone amplifier.Styled to stack perfectly with an Apple Mac mini the combination will function as a small-footprint audio hub and provides a perfect way to listen to HD music at home. The unit features a line-level input for a portable music player an S/PDIF input for digital sources and a headphone amplifier that can drive virtually any headphones with near nonexistent distortion.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandCEntrance
ColorLight gray
EAN0899862001054
FeatureAudio signal path with full galvanic isolation.Digital signal path with JitterGuard technology. Split-ground design, transformer-isolated power supply Tongue-and-groove RF blocking aluminum enclosure. Shielded cavity for source selection circuitry. Smart source selection and power switch. Heavyweight, grounded aluminum volume knob. Drop-protection pot guard rail and EMC barrier. Class A headphone amplifier. Internal anti-vibration chassis stabilizer and EMC barrier.
LabelCEntrance
ManufacturerCEntrance
ModelCE1805
MPNCE1805
PublisherCEntrance
StudioCEntrance
TitleCEntrance DACmini CX
UPC899862001054
Item Height1.65 inches
Item Length6.46 inches
Item Weight1 pounds
Item Width6.46 inches
Package Height3.4 inches
Package Length14.7 inches
Package Weight3.75 pounds
Package Width10.4 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberCE1805
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameCONSUMER_ELECTRONICS
UPCList - UPCListElement899862001054
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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