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Lars Audio DAC1 MKII DAC

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Pros: Warm, smooth sound with a very analog feel to it, well built and heavy, low price

Cons: Text on front panel could be styled better

 http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/555151/review-lars-audio-dac1-mkii

 

See above link for my in depth review. To summarize: This DAC is warm and full sounding, with a nice balance of detail versus smoothness. It is basically the same exact DAC as the Decware Z-DAC which sold for nearly $1,000. Highly recommended. 

Lars Audio DAC1 MKII DAC
Description:

24/192 DAC DA CONVERTER CS8416+CS8421+CS4398 USB USB With its internal up-sampling using 24-bit/192kHz processing, the Lars Audio DAC-1 MK2 will reproduce your digital music in a genuine, life-like fashion. This DAC will accept an input signal ranging from 44.1 to 192kHz (SPDIF and TosLink) and 44.1 to 96kHz (USB), with a bit-depth range from 16 to 24-bits. Jitter is a virtual non-issue thanks to our highly regarded proprietary digital clocking system. The back panel features a total of 3 digital inputs (USB, SPDIF, and TosLink) and single-ended (RCA) analog outputs.

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