Originally Posted by emin007
The unit had off and on thump and loud clicking sounds when switching between tracks on clean recordings. I have other dacs and they don't exhibit this behavior.
Always ask if you can source similar items within the US, because if they turn out to be defective it may not to easy to resolve with language differences, international shipping cost, etc...and the defective rate could be quite high for some brands.
Here from another audio forum is the confession by a US importer of Chinese audio gear, who alleged that his particular represented line of products has a failure rate of 75%:
"As the importer of a line of Chinese gear, I can speak with authority in saying the failure rate of their CD players and solid state/hybrid components is so incredibly high as to be difficult to believe.
In the industries I come from, a 1% failure rate is utterly unacceptable; enough to launch us into a frenzy to determine the problem, then rectify it immediately. However, in seeing 75% failure rates in the aforementioned categories, one is lead to the conclusion that something is clearly amiss in terms of the design of the components, and not only their execution and assembly.
The sad reality is that we have entered the age of the CNC, where a beautiful chassis can be rendered by a third party, providing the illusion of build quality, when in fact, the business end of things - what is actually inside of that nice box, is pitiful.
I see it in the line that I represent, which is one of the foremost and well respected of Chinese audio producers...."
Edited by Greeni - 11/20/10 at 4:09am