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post #151 of 198
#31, the Three Two DAC is no more...
Three-Two Asynchronous 96kHz/24bit USB to Headphone DAC
post #152 of 198
I'm a new comer to Head-Fi. Please advise a good DAC not for portable use. Price is not a real concern. Thanks.
post #153 of 198
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I'm a new comer to Head-Fi. Please advise a good DAC not for portable use. Price is not a real concern. Thanks.
I highly recommend the Red Wine Audio Isabellina
A great sounding, relative small form factor, battery operated DAC. Love mine!
post #154 of 198
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I'm a new comer to Head-Fi. Please advise a good DAC not for portable use. Price is not a real concern. Thanks.
Welcome to Head-Fi and sorry about your wallet. This particular thread is really just for the listing of available DACs. For your specific question, I recommend heading over to the Source board: Dedicated Source Components - Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and Portable Audio.

I suggest that you take some time to search and read the posts there. Often someone has already asked the same question. If your question remains unanswered, then it's always helpful to provide as much information as possible about your current setup (e.g., your amp, headphones, music tastes).
post #155 of 198
Hello all, wow thanks a lot for this wonderful list! This has been invaluable for me, this thread should certainly be a sticky in computer audio and maybe dedicated source components as well.
I wish a list like this existed for amps as well.
Greetings, Anouk,
post #156 of 198
Hello again, The new headroom ultra dac isnt listed yet. It has the new sabre dac chip, xlr and rca out an doptical coax and usb as input. it also has an upsampling capability for usb. It costs 1299 dollar and I think 500 dollar for the separate power supply.
Greetings, Anouk,
post #157 of 198
I think the v-dac is missing from this thread.
post #158 of 198
Hey There is the new linn dac, the new naimj dac and the new ayre usb dac (especially this last one I am really looking for.And the headroom ultra dac I mentioned before.
And underwoodhifi.com can do a modified version of the bel canto dac3 replacing cheaper parts with audiophile parts! I guess this should be a separate entry because udnerwood sells the modded units and gives them 2 year warranty.
Greetings, Anouk,
post #159 of 198
Thread Starter 
I've made some additions and changes as suggested by you guys.

I'll be going through the list and checking for inconsistencies (price, links, availability) hopefully in the near future. Audio-gd and Pacific Valve stuff hasn't been updated yet. I couldn't find official documentation for the Linn or Naim DACs, so I'll wait on those until they're on the manufacturers' websites. Just let me know!

I decided not to include any Behringer units because their DAC functionality is ancillary to their main functions as EQs, feedback destroyers, etc. I also chose not to include modified units that were not modified by the original manufacturer, because most of the time those go against the original warranty, and because mods aren't exactly 'original work.' I could see those getting out of hand with regards to keeping the list tidy. Thanks for the heads-up, though.
post #160 of 198
Great work, thank you.
post #161 of 198
I may be wrong, but the Isabellina DAC is only 1500$ (+500$ for USB input) and not 2500$, its the isabellina HPA that is at this price.

At least this is what they claim on their website.

Also the North Star Design Model 192 MKII link don't work anymore.

Thanks you for this very useful list anyway.
post #162 of 198
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I may be wrong, but the Isabellina DAC is only 1500$ (+500$ for USB input) and not 2500$, its the isabellina HPA that is at this price
This is the new price that just came out about a month ago. The original price was 2500.
post #163 of 198
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Originally Posted by Omega17TheTrue View Post
I may be wrong, but the Isabellina DAC is only 1500$ (+500$ for USB input) and not 2500$, its the isabellina HPA that is at this price.

At least this is what they claim on their website.
The original price were $2,500.
That changed recently, when the Isabellina HPA were released. Someone just need to update the price in the list.
post #164 of 198
Thread Starter 
North Star and Red Wine Audio products updated. Thanks!
post #165 of 198
infinitesymphony I think thread is the best

very imformativew!
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