Originally Posted by lan
I've heard of this DAC. I think it was on ebay once and never appeared again. I like items which use premium parts. They do make a difference
I lean in that direction too.But it is like when i owned david bernings OTL amp--he uses just regular parts--nothing that would be considered highend parts.And had one of the best sounds of tube gear i have ever heard.It may lean more to circuit design than the sume of parts that is used.
But then again i have replaced caps and resistors with blackgate , mills,jenson,hovland--just so many higher end parts and i perseved a difference at the time.But the problem is unless you can A-B the old caps or resisters with the new replacements it may be hard to know.Most of the time first impression is always better--or is it just different.
But i do believe myself that better parts overall help--i am about to replace a Nichicon electalitic in the power supply of my amp with either a jenson 4 pole or a blackgate cap.
By the way lawrences price on the dac is $180--you can choose to use whatever method of shipping.Paypal fees are included in that price.
I got an e-mail from lawrence--he said he will send me some more pictures on the unit soon--it was past midnight there and he was not at home.He did send a picture of Disney World in HK there at night--very nice if not nicer than the one we have here.