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post #31 of 108
I have no experience with any other Decware equipment, in the spirit of full disclosure. Apologies for my off topic post.
post #32 of 108
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Originally Posted by decware
For ten years we've been hearing "When is Decware going to come out with a DAC?" The answer has always been the same: "When we can make one as impressive for the dollar as the rest of our products".
LOL!
post #33 of 108
Thread Starter 
im guessing by your sig, that you think decware is a snake oil company?
post #34 of 108
Also as an FYI based on your sig, the new line of HRT Music Stramer DACs are 24/96 Asynch USB DACs well under the $1,000 point.
post #35 of 108
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Originally Posted by Br777 View Post
im guessing by your sig, that you think decware is a snake oil company?


No.
post #36 of 108
Steve at Decware has put out his final say on this matter. Yes the boards were manufactured in China.

DECWARE - Audio Paper - ZDAC-1 design notes
post #37 of 108
So the digital board is OEM'd to spec from China, and the analog output stage is designed and built by Decware. This is not so different to how most DACs are made. As always, the proof of value will be in the final sonic result.
post #38 of 108
Interesting stuff. I was wondering about the DIR9001, as the limited opportunity I've had to compare both had the DIR9001 give a better result over the 8412. However, if the 8412 can be coaxed to give just as good results in a DAC (I'm thinking along the lines of the Northstar I owned, which was similar) then all well and good. Maybe they've built the equivalent or better for a great price.

A good thing though is the proliferation of interesting DACs between $400 to $1000. When I started, there wasn't a lot available in that price range, at least that was well known.
post #39 of 108
Did anyone save the image of the ZDAC internals?

Steve has pulled it off his website but I wanted to do a comparision. Thanks!
post #40 of 108
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shawn_low View Post
Did anyone save the image of the ZDAC internals?

Steve has pulled it off his website but I wanted to do a comparision. Thanks!
he sure did.. wonder why?
post #41 of 108
where's the wood?
post #42 of 108
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he sure did.. wonder why?
Maybe he just read the first page of this thread?
post #43 of 108
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he sure did.. wonder why?
Read his design notes - he expresses his impatience with those "...who take things out of context and start internet gossip about Decware selling out to China."
post #44 of 108
Just interested in this dac.
post #45 of 108
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Originally Posted by terriblepaulz View Post
Read his design notes - he expresses his impatience with those "...who take things out of context and start internet gossip about Decware selling out to China."


A lot of Western gear is OEM'd by Chinese manufacturers...it doesn't mean they sold out. The reality in this day and age is simple, manufacturing costs are much lower in China for no loss in quality of the end product. It's a matter of being able to compete in a price bracket that is already jammed full of competition. No ulterior motive implied but it's best to be honest about what's under the lid IMO. Not having internal pics invites doubt in these circles....

Peete.
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