1. schneller

    Denafrips Iris DDC + Schiit (AES) vs. Unison USB?

    I recently had the chance to hear a Denafrips Pontus II (not 12th anniversary) and while pleasant, I felt it literally slowed the music down by like 10%. Very interesting. Not sure if it's my jam. BUT it did cause me to look at the Denafrips website, which got me thinking about their Iris DDC...
  2. tlite

    How will a Geshelli JNOG2 AKM or a Denafrips Ares II Sound Compared to an iFi ZenDac v2?

    Title says it all. But for further clarification: I'd like to experiment with new DAC's. I like my headphones just fine- don't need to do anything there. Trying to get a sense of how DAC's affect the music. I have a Dragonfly Red 2, and an iFi ZenDac v2. I can't tell much difference...
  3. roderickvd

    Pairing TA-20/TA-26 with Denafrips/Soekris

    Hi everyone! My current cans are a pair of 250Ω Beyerdynamic Amiron Home powered by a self-built AMB β22 amp (two-board setup) and Soekris dam1121 with custom quasi-NOS filters from the kind folks at diyAudio. All powered with a linear power supply. I was (and still am) very satisfied with them...


    Technical Highlights Proprietary R2R + DSD Architecture True balanced 24BIT R2R + 6BIT DSD (32 steps FIR Filters) Native DSD decoding with 0.01% precision resistors FEMTO Crystal 45.1548MHz, 49.152Mhz Low Noise Power Supply FIFO Buffer Digital Signal Processing via FPGA DSD1024...
  5. Mitchell Lee

    msb discrete vs denafrips terminator plus

    Hi I was wondering if anybody can speak to comparing these two TOTL r2r dacs. I know they are at two totally different price ranges but I was wondering how much more performance you would be getting out of an msb discrete dac vs an already TOTL r2r denafrips dac.
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    Denafrips Ares II vs Bryston BDA-3

    Hi everyone, I am eyeing on Denafrips DACs. For people who can have experience with Denafrips Ares II, do you think that Ares II R2R dac is good enough to challenge next price range chip DAC such as BDA-3 or PS audio directstream Jr. ? How about Terminator vs DirectStream Senior? Thanks for...
  7. GoldenSound

    Need advice on which R2R dac to go with.

    I'm currently looking for an R2R dac to pair with my benchmark AHB2 and hifiman susvaras. Currently I'm looking at the holo spring 2 (Wildism extreme edition), Holo may, and denafrips terminator. I know that its going to be pretty hard to go "wrong" with any of these, but am curious if anyone...
  8. chrisdrop

    R2R DAC Options

    I'd like to try an R2R DAC. Why? Reading the many threads and commentary has made me think I would enjoy one. I'd be getting it in the UK so references are from that perspective. My ideal price point is <= £2000 (~$2500). After forum scrounging, it looks like the main options in the space are...
  9. angelsword

    Bifrost 2 vs. Ares II vs. Soekris 1321

    Hey all, I'm trying to decide on a sub 1000k R2R DAC for my desktop headphone setup. I'm a huge fan of R2R but don't want to break that bank on my secondary system. I'm not like other headfi-ers in that my main musical genres are heavy metal and extreme metal. Fast, intense, noisy nonsense...
  10. Reggy

    Evaluating Potential Setup, Solid State Pre-Amps, buffers, XLR Cable Length

    Hi everyone, I am in the process of completing my audio chain setup. I've recently purchased a pair of Genelec 8040B studio monitors a few months ago and recently decided to upgrade my basic audio interface to a well regarded DAC. I've purchased the denafrips ARES DAC which is on the way and...
  11. PitBul34

    Denafrips 'Pontus' R2R ladder DAC - close up view

    So, I have sold all of my previous DACs (the last one was 2x ESS9038 LKS MH-DA004) and returned to Denafrips! And I've got this beautiful Denafrips 'Pontus' (many thanks to Vinshine Audio and personal to mr.Alvin). Now we starts Denafrips Russian Tour with Pontus. Many reviews are coming soon...