Recently traded my GO1000 for a DM100 and so far I'm pretty impressed. The clarity and richness are balanced really really well in this diminutive device! Loving the multiple input options, not to mention every sample rate under the sun (almost).
Pairing it with the Dayton Audio DTA120 speaker amp for my HE500s atm. Impressions to come, but initial thinking is good!
A fellow pan am owner spotted!
To me, I got the Dacmagic 100 as an upgrade to the WM8524G dac in my Pan Am. (also for it's asio+async usb capability)
I just love the sound of a wolfson dac. Sadly there aren't many dac utilise wolfson chips in the market right now.
The sound signature didn't change and indeed sound very similar.
But the 8742 chip definitely has higher resolution than the 8524G. It can be easily spotted by the deeper bass. Live recording becomes a bit more airy too