article from Yulong forum mentioned new top of the line DAC in the works: Yulong: DA8
engineering sample is complete. targeting to be better than Weiss DAC202
Info from the posts:
- The performance of DA8 will be better than Weiss DAC 202. And support more input specs, having more features. More adjustability.
- Price will be ￥6000~8000 (that's ~$1000 ~ $1300). Will be completed first half or second half of this year
- Superb USB performance, better than any existing products (existing Yulong products? or everything on the market?). Stable with Linux. Compatible with all popular OS
- Output: Balanced output, class-A headphone amp, pre-amp
- Can disable volume control and headphone amp to use it as a pure DAC
- Current measurement shows DA8 is already better than Weiss 202
- Weiss 202 use half of 9018 as decoding, half as headphone output (I am not sure what that means), while DA8 pushes 9018 to the full limit.
(see more photos in the original post)
Edited by yfei - 1/29/13 at 12:29pm