Hi! I discovered this forum a few days ago, and followed with interest two of my favourite topics. The conversation about Mac OS X Music players, and the conversation about the Rega Dac. In regards to the latter, I've really tried to love my Rega dac. I've owned Naim equipment most of my life, and really like the Naim 'sound'. Up until recently I owned a Naim CD5i CD player and a higher end Naim CDX2 CD player. A few years ago I decided on the Rega Dac for my introduction to Dacs and computer audio. I did not have the opportunity to do much auditioning because of my disability (I have difficulty being out in public) so I had my Naim/Rega dealer drop by with the Rega dac. It sounded pretty good, not far off the sound of my Naim CD5i CD player so for $1000 I thought it was a good deal, and would hold it's value well. I've owned Rega products before. The Naim dac was just too much money and just not the kind of dac I wanted. I've enjoyed the Rega for the past 14 months or so. In the absence of both of my Naim CD players however, there are certain aspects missing from the music and I find I'm needing more that the Rega doesn't seem able to provide. So I was struck by the recent announcement by Naim at CES that they are introducing a USB asynchronous dac with up to 384khz/24bit resolution (and a headphone jack). The price here in Canada has not been released yet, but I'm going to take an educated guess at around $2500 before tax. It's going to be unveiled at a flagship Naim dealer here in Toronto in about two weeks and available for purchase around the beginning of March. I'm building a new system at present, based around a Naim Nait XS integrated and I have Naim speakers (nSATs, Credos, and Intros). I'm planning to get phones (Sennheiser) and restore an LP12 and of course I'm looking to get a better dac to plug my Mac into. So I'm pretty excited about this dac. I dreamed about this for the longest time...shoebox size, reasonably priced, and my prayers have been answered. I hope. I hope I''m satisfied with the sound. I'm just not ready to jump into their streamer products or all in ones. So I'm dying to find out what it sounds like. And I'm wondering what others feel about Naim's introduction of this product?
Edited by TheHawk - 1/23/13 at 9:30pm