I'm in the market for a dedicated DAC and I've had the v800 in my mind (to complement my v200). However, I have been reading rave reviews about the Audio-gd's Reference 7.1 as being the new flagship DAC. I was wondering how it compares to the v800 in all aspects. (I've searched high and low for any threads like this one, nada)
I understand that they differ in cost, which is what I am hoping this thread can clarify; whether or not that extra 900 dollars for the Ref 7.1 will be noticeable.
Furthermore, I've always been weary about products "Made In China" crapping out on me. With the v200, I can feel it's weight and solidness of the product, its as if I can use it as a cutting board or fight off robbers with it and still have it intact.
To paint you guys a better picture to help me, I plan on getting the Logitech SBT, coaxial -> v800/Ref 7.1) -> v200 -> RS1-i, 325-is, v6.
Thanks in advance.