Originally Posted by Jan Meier
Goal of the STAGEDAC is not to provide the best DAC in the world but to provide the best DAC at a price that is still affordable for the common man....I only have the intention to provide the best value-for-money.
I applaud this goal, Jan! I think, perhaps, there are at least a few
users here who would also
look forward to a full-on high-end model from you in the future
Re: 24/96 over USB - I read from Ellias at Benchmark I think it took them and Centrance 2 MAN YEARS to write the adaptive code for the TAS1020B....licensing it costs $10,000
and only 1 man in the whole world has async - Gordon Rankin - even Charles Hansen/Ayre can't do it themselves so they license that from him for the QB-9 which costs what almost 4-5 times as much as the Stagedac...
So, let's keep things in perspective - we look like we'll be getting a first-class implementation of Wolfson's best, with I think an even more flexible access to its inbuilt filtering settings than the DacMagic provides, plus crossfeed, plus a proven output stage, plus power supply regulation done right, from a trusted designer who's part of our community, all in a nice enclosure, for close to 500 euros! What's not to like!