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Help me pick out a DAC

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hello, 

I am looking to buy a  balanced DAC. Right now I am thinking of buying Bryston BDA 2, however I am open to any other suggestions and recommendations.

There isn't a particular sound signature I am looking for, just whatever is the best or is one of the best DACs in the price range of BDA 2. I understand there is

no such thing as the best  in this hobby but everyone has their preferences and I would be interested hearing what you think is the best DAC in this price range and why.

Thanks

post #2 of 9

Check out some the DACs by Woo Audio and Schiit

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

I have already seen those DACs but they are not in my price range.

post #4 of 9

Well what is your price range?

 

Sorry I couldn't find a price on the DAC you mentioned.


Edited by Joshua277456 - 4/3/14 at 2:37pm
post #5 of 9
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I am thinking of buying Bryston BDA 2, however I am open to any other suggestions

 

Nice looking product.

 

Why not finance a pharmacy in Africa?

 

Or buy one of these. And keep the change.

 

http://www.solid-state-logic.com/music/nucleus/

 

ed: spl


Edited by RonaldDumsfeld - 4/4/14 at 2:11pm
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by imp96 View Post
 

I have already seen those DACs but they are not in my price range.


So you're sayin they are too cheap? And you're dead set on spending 2400? The Woo WDS-1 is half that and the Schitt Gungnir is 1/3 the price. Then there's the Teac DSD balanced for about the same too...Hmmm. Indulge us as to why???

post #7 of 9

NAD M51, $2K or better still PS Audio PWD MK II - has been $4,000 now available for about $1,900 (new Directstream announced ).

 

Each has at least equal quality and way more features.

post #8 of 9

Got it. This is what you want mate. No question.

 

http://www.burlaudio.com/products/b2-bomber-dac

 

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov10/articles/burlb2.htm

 

Burl Bomber. It's meant for studio use really but it's the perfect audiophile DAC. It colours the sound, costs over $2,000 and is designed in the U.S. of A..

 

If you get the ADC as well that will take care of your budget easily.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Just like people ask for headphone in a certain price ranges, I asked for suggestions for the best DAC in a certain price range because I believe that the quality of a product improves significantly until a certain price range. For example, headphones at a 500 dollar range are worse then headphones at a 1000 dollar range, so I believe the same principle applies to DACs. If you think I am to snobby, then just don't respond to this thread. I already have a good DAC, Burson Conductor, but I am in the market for a balanced DAC so I wish to upgrade the quality as well, not just buy a DAC of similar quality. As for all reasonable suggestions, thanks for your responses, I will look into them.

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