Originally Posted by fewtch
Better/more enjoyable than what?
Been thinking about the DAC-AH myself, but most likely as long as my DCM-370 keeps cranking along I'll probably skip it. Reason being, I really like what I've got already for the price and suspect a budget DAC won't improve much or at all on what I'm currently hearing (which to my ears is amazingly free of flaws for a budget CDP, not to mention fatigue free and listenable for hours on end).
Then again, maybe I'll pay the $150 to find out... I could always just sell it if it wasn't (enough of) an improvement.
That was just a vague approximation, not relevant to anyone but myself, and not meant to be taken too seriously, hence the but still, some people might wonder how I judge the improvement, so there you go.
I meant 5-10% better than my current loungeroom set up without the DAC in the line up:
Home: Sony CDP-CE515 >> RTC-940AX >> Rotel RB991 >> B&W DM604's >> ASW 4000
That's not exactly a top end transport but it's ok. The DAC unquestionably improves it. How much? To my ears, 5-10%
By the way Fewtch, you can get one for just over a hundred here:
Which I saw 12 hours after ordering mine for the equivalent of US $190 from here:
Live and learn.
I think it would be worth you getting one if you are going to mod it. Thats my future plan.