Originally Posted by unkle11
herandu did you sell your DAC1 after comparing it to a 3 version Beresford?
Yes, but that was not my initial plan. I noticed the low price of the 7510 MKI and bought it just to try out for the fun of it. The DAC1 had deeper bass, clean midrange with no sibilance, and an extended tops with no early anti aliasing filter killing the tops. But for 90% of my music and applications (DTV, PS2, PC) there were no deep bass, high pitched female vocals, or piercing treble. And I found instant use for the 4 inputs on the 7510. So I sold the DAC1 since I was using it less and less.
The MK6/3 is the 1st version to recover ground on the DAC1, which has more pace. i.e. better attack and decay times. The DAC1 I would be my 1st choice in terms of value for money, and the 7510 MK6/3 would be 2nd. I would say that those who are not into modding would appreciate the DAC1 and TC-7510 MK6/3. The Stello 100 would be 3rd on my list of best value for money DAC.