Originally Posted by kool bubba ice
So, you think the Lite 62 from Pacific valve is the real deal then? I'm thiking about buying it instead of the DAC1, due to warmth, & lean issues I keep hearing about with the DAC1.. I just got my XDAC3 modded today, So I will see how it sounds before moving forward..
I think it is, yes, but that's based on my experienced with the modified DAC-60M. Also, remember that I replaced the capacitors and added in some expensive tubes, which made a significant difference in the overall sound. At the very least, I would say that if you want to get the most out of you DAC-62, be prepared to make an investment into some quality tubes, which will probably push the end cost close to the ~$900 after shipping is considered.
At a certain point I just had reservations about spending close to $1000 on a DAC that you can order directly from Aisa for less than $400. Mind you I did go out and spend $800 on a DA100, but that's the stock price, and it's a commercial product.
I wouldn't be too worried about being dissapointed by the DAC-62, it can only sound better than the DAC-60M (which sounds great), so there is very little risk involved in the purchse.