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Thread Starter 

I cant help the itch, upgraditis is kicking in.

 

Is there a list of manufactures sorted by country?

I know there's Jan Meier and Hegel but thats about it. Any other euro companies that sell dacs?

 

Edit; 15-07-11@23:36h

Decided to sum it all up in one post. Maybe handy for future reference of some kind. Feel free to add.

List so far;

 

Abrahamsen Audio (Norway)

Advance-Acoustic(France)

Audia Flight (Italy)

Audial (Serbia)

Audio Aero(France)

Antelope (Bulgaria)

Arcam (United Kingdom)

AQVOX (Germany)

Atoll (France)

Ayon (Austria)

Beresford (United Kingdom)

Bladelius (Sweden)

Cambridge Audio (United Kingdom)

Casea (Czech Republic)

Danish Audio Designs (Denmark)

Electrocompaniet (Norway)

Etalon Acoustics (France)

Harmony Design(Sweden)

Hegel (Norway)

Icos Audio(France)

Jadis Electronics(France)

Linnenberg(Germany)

M2Tech (Italy)

Meier Audio (Germany)

Metronome Technologie(France)

Metrum Acoustics (Netherlands)

Musical Fidelity (United Kingdom)

Naim (United Kingdom)

North Star Design (Italy)

Rein audio(Germany)

Tentlabs (Netherlands)

TOTALDAC (France)

Rega (United Kingdom)

Synthesis(Italy)

Violectric (Germany)

Weiss Engineering (Switzerland)


Edited by Stitch - 10/28/12 at 5:50pm
post #2 of 124

Hi Stitch,

 

There are lots of DACs from EU manufacturers that are available from EU sources, so they don't attract extra VAT or import duty if you wish to buy from within the EU.

 

I'm sure there are lot more than I've listed as my memory is no longer that good; due to age... wink.gif

 

Rega (UK)

Naim (UK)

Arcam (UK)

Violectric (DE)

Antelope (Bulgaria)

M2Tech (Italy)

Cambridge Audio (UK)

 

and many more that are available in the EU, but that are imported, e.g.

 

Matrix

Audio-Gd

Burson

Red Wine Audio

Calyx

Wyred4Sound

Benchmark

 

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Originally Posted by Stitch View Post

I cant help the itch, upgraditis is kicking in.

 

Is there a list of manufactures sorted by country?

I know there's Jan Meier and Hegel but thats about it. Any other euro companies that sell dacs?

 



 

post #3 of 124

The Atoll DAC 100 is made in France.

post #4 of 124
Thread Starter 

Thas a nice list, gonna have a look at those.

The Violectric dac looks nice. I wonder what spacecraft cockpit was the inspiration though :)

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Ayon Skylla (Austria)

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Metrum Acoustics.  Their dacs look like serious bang for buck and are causing quite a stir in their native Netherlands.  Forget about bling cases, their products seem to be all about top notch engineering.  I'm considering one myself, although I live half a world away.


Edited by rehabitat - 7/14/11 at 4:24am
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Originally Posted by KingStyles View Post

Ayon Skylla (Austria)


Nice one. Just a hefty pricetag eek.gif

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Originally Posted by rehabitat View Post

Metrum Acoustics.  Their dacs look like serious bang for buck and are causing quite a stir in their native Netherlands.  Forget about bling cases, their products seem to be all about top notch engineering.  I'm considering one myself, although I live half a world away.


I Came across them yesterday, looks nice. Slick design but no-nonsense. Nice pricing too. And from the netherlands is a added plus and saves shipping costs, its an one hour drive :)

In black it would be a nice aesthetic match for the black GS-1 :)

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If you go for a Metrum, I am very interested to hear your impressions.  Cool sig btw, WSB lives on.

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MGL Audio Laboratories (Made in Austria) - Wolfson DACs

 

Regards,

 

Michael


Edited by pfuller - 3/13/14 at 6:06am
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Hegel (NO) (one of the very best at a decent price)

Harmony Design (SE)

post #11 of 124
Thread Starter 

 

More good stuff keep em coming :)

I Ordered a Muse mini NOS DAC with quad TDA1543 for 45euro's yesterday.

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Originally Posted by rehabitat View Post

If you go for a Metrum, I am very interested to hear your impressions.  Cool sig btw, WSB lives on.

About the sig. Not sure what part you refer to

The first line is as far as i know, a quote from Hassan i Sabbah at the end of the 11th century. Not sure about WSB you refering to?


Edited by Stitch - 7/15/11 at 9:16am
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Thread Starter 

edited first post with a list so far.

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Thanks Stitch, you beat me to it as I was going to offer to expand my post the same way. It's better if the first post contains the information though.

 

Musical Fidelity (UK) is another for the list.

 

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edited first post with a list so far.



 

post #14 of 124

Do you know much the Hegel sells for?

 

It sounds interesting but (so far) I haven't been able to find a price or a UK dealer.

 

I've seen elsewhere that you like their DAC, and also Naim as I remember. I'm trying not to audition the latter as I get abusive phone calls from the bank every time I do that... regular_smile%20.gif

 

I can't remember which thread it was but it was either you that posted or someone with the same avatar; it's quite distinctive.
 

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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post

Hegel (NO) (one of the very best at a decent price)

Harmony Design (SE)



 

post #15 of 124

Thanks for this; a very good spot.

 

It sounds like a good product, and the Quad and Octet have gone on my list for further investigation. They sound like a bargain from what I've read, but I'd never heard of them before seeing your post.
 

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Originally Posted by rehabitat View Post

Metrum Acoustics.  Their dacs look like serious bang for buck and are causing quite a stir in their native Netherlands.  Forget about bling cases, their products seem to be all about top notch engineering.  I'm considering one myself, although I live half a world away.



 

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