post #181 of 7725
12/25/08 at 3:34pm
Actually I have the chance to compare DAC 100 with Franken ZERO.
Between DAC100 and Compass, the dac section is the same, and DAC 100 might have slightly better components.
The difference between DAC100 and Franken Zero is not small. I can immediately hear how clean and how detail DAC100 can be. The distortion in DAC100 is extremely low, the sound is smoother.
On openning the DAC100, you can notice the components used are alot better than u can find in ZERO. Fully dale resistor, CMC RCA, >10k microfarads capcitor, etc the list go on.
Was the comparison based on using any HDAMs on the DAC100 or the stock OPA2134??.. initially I was very keen on getting the DAC100 along with ST3 headphone amp..