Pros: Extremely Value for Money
Cons: Not the best that money can buy (who cares)
This small little desktop dac+headamp+source switcher is one of the single most useful and value for money items out there.
It is a huge leap forward in sound quality for people who currently uses onboard pc sound or low-end cd/dvd/blu-ray players as well as a convenient one stop portal to connect every sources you have to a single output point (acting like an audio receiver).
Couldn't have more complain with this beautiful looking unit.
Only thing I hope for is a possible DAC chip upgrade option for potential audiophile looking for a small and beautiful desktop dac/headamp and are willing to pay a little more.
Clearly, this DAC pale in comparison to the big brother of DA11, Benchmark DAC as well as PS Audio which could cost up to 10 times Maverick D1's price.
But for an entry price of USD199, you get a decent sounding DAC that rivals that of Zero/Citypulse/Cambridge DACMagic.
Reason for me giving only 4 stars to SQ is because this is not the best that money can buy.
Couldn't be more satisfied with this purchase.