Originally Posted by haveblue
What vendor did you get it from? Are you using an SPDIF/USB converter with it or running straight USB?
Where I bought from won't be relevant to you because Arcam dealers aren't typically allowed to sell outside their territory, and it looks like we live in different states. I got the rDac to use solely via its USB input but haven't done any listening yet.
FYI: Arcam dealers in the USA can be found here: http://www.americanaudiovideo.com/wheretobuy.html
Originally Posted by Icenine2
Hey ASR how about telling us how this sounds. You are a dealer, correct?
This DAC is really a big mystery. Cheap by audiophile standards with USB asynch and nobody is talking. This has been out a while. Is nobody buying these? It is really strange that with world-wide-everything there isn't a comprehensive review of this. Stereophile will probably have one at some point but with them that could be six months out. No word on 6moons either.
I am not a dealer, not sure how you got that idea. I have not listened to the rDac yet as I've had other things to listen to and my time has been otherwise preoccupied lately. I anticipate not listening to it for a while longer as I have other priorities on my listening agenda. However, I'll be setting it up at RMAF (see audiofest.net if the acronym is unfamiliar) where a few other Head-Fiers will be in attendance to provide impressions, and it's likely that I'll also have it at the upcoming 11/20 NYC meet where even more Head-Fiers will be able to listen to it. Also as I mentioned in post #1, I may or may not write my own impressions, not sure yet. That doesn't necessarily mean I won't be contributing anything though - I might be looking into an eventual loaner program for a select few people at some point so other people can write about it. This has yet to be decided though.
I just Google'd "Arcam rDac" and found a couple professional reviews along with a bunch of other user impressions, so I wouldn't call it a big mystery. But considering Arcam's world-wide dealer network I agree that there should be more reviews & impressions by now.