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Emotiva Stealth DC-1 | Balanced 24/192 Fully Differential DAC Reviews

Audiobahn808

Great price to over the top performance DAC Preamp

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Pros: Built quality, sound, features and remote

Cons: I did not get it sooner

I think there is absolutely no DAC Preamp out there that can touch this unit in this price range and even between the $500.00-$1,000.00 mark. From the built quality, sound, the ease of use, the features it provides and to the convenience of the remote. I just can't be more grateful to have all of it at such a great price. Everything I need is in it and I couldn't ask for more. I also increased it's performance by swapping out the stock power cable with the Pangea AC9 MKll and the change is so significant that I won't be replacing this for a long time. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an all in one package with a price and performance to be reckoned with.   UPDATE:...
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JoeDoe

Hands Down, One of the Best Values in Head-fi

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Pros: Build Quality, Input Options, Balanced Design, Headphone Amp, Neutral Sound Quality

Cons: 1/8" Headphone Out?

The Emotiva DC-1 Stealth DAC is frankly, an incredible value. The only other products I can think of that offers such a complete and capable skill set for such a low cost are the Koss KSC75, SennGrado, Chord Mojo, and Cavalli Liquid Carbon. Here's why:   The Breakdown:   The Chain: MBP running JRMC21 > DC-1 > Cavalli Liquid Crimson > GH1, GS2000e, Alpha Prime   *other gear used for review: Mojo, Liquid Carbon, PS1000, Tralucent 1+2   Test Songs (all ALAC either 16/44 or 24/96):   "Limit to Your Love" - James Blake - James Blake "Grown Folks" - Snarky Puppy - Culcha Vulcha "Best for Last" - Adele - 19 "My Hero" - Foo Fighters - ...
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megawhacko

Great sound and perfect size for a computer desk.

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Pros: size, build and sound quality

Cons: remote

I recently purchased the stealth dc-1 as an all around solution to my akg k702 annies and emotiva stealth 8 speakers after my desk was getting cluttered with equipment. This device has cleaned my desk up tremendously without sacrificing anything. My main concern when buying the dc-1 was how it would do with my k702s but it powers them perfectly. I came from the o2+odac and the only thing I noticed was the slight bass increase which is fine with me since I'm mainly using them to play games like bf4. One thing I will add is that I have had amazing support from Emotiva as a company. I bought this shortly before the sale started and they were happy to refund me the 200$ it dropped. For 500$,...
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