OK Nick_Charles, I understand your point and I was wrong about a lot of things. I still think that the OP and a few others in this thread are wrong when they claim "anybody can make a good DAC." Nobody should claim a process is simple without understanding it. I know there are qualified MOTs who have accounts here but they almost never discuss technical issues in the sound science forum. Unfortunately, their contributions are limited to new product announcements (I'm talking about the guys who make DACs - there are plenty of MOTs in the DIY forum talking about amps). My point was that nobody in this thread (correct me if I'm wrong) knows how to design a DAC. As opposed to the amplifier conversations, where we have plenty of people who have built their own, and even designed their own circuits, nobody in this thread has a clue about what really goes on under the hood. I do agree that we can measure the output and compare, you have a good point there. Also, if you could link me to some of the DBT tests you are talking about, that would be great.
Edited by tvrboy - 7/1/11 at 12:23pm