1. HIFIMAN EF600 Desktop DAC/AMP

    HIFIMAN EF600 Desktop DAC/AMP

  2. Musician Audio Aquarius

    Musician Audio Aquarius



  4. J

    Audio-GD R2R-11 or Cayin RU6???

    Hello, I have been lent a Cayin RU6 by an audio friend who thought I might like the sound of the R2R Dac - which he is right about! Maybe it's all imagination, but compared to my Dragonfly Red, which I have used as a DAC until now, the Cayin just sounds distinctly... "more musical" and/or "more...
  5. gLer

    HiBy RS8 flagship Darwin R2R Android DAP -- Class A -- news and impressions thread

    HiBy is set to launch the new RS8 flagship Darwin R2R Android DAP in the coming weeks, featuring all-new Class A amplification. Come back here for more news and impressions as they become available. Features, pricing and more images will be available soon, so watch this space...
  6. 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...
  7. rafabro

    Gustard R26

    Gustard is releasing new R2R DAC http://erji.net/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=2266481
  8. HIFIMAN EF400


    HD+N (Line out): Between 0.002% and 0.004% Channel Separation: 125+/-3dB Signal to Noise Ratio: 118+/-3dB (A Weighted) Maximum Power Output: 4.4 W per channel Dimensions: 246.5mm(L)×228mm(W)×61mm(H) Weight: 3.08kg
  9. A

    Where are the HiFi Wolfson DACs in 2022? (WM8740, WM8741, WM8742)

    I recently found a great comparison between Wolfson WM8741 vs. Sabre SS9023 chip based DAC, while shopping for a Denafrips ARES II Resister Ladder R2R Dac. Remco Stoutjesdijk comprehensively reviewed both chip dacs objectively and subjectively: He distinguishes analytical data with actual...
  10. Cayin RU6 Discrete R-2R USB-C DAC/Amp

    Cayin RU6 Discrete R-2R USB-C DAC/Amp

    24-Bit Discrete R-2R Resistor Ladder DAC User Selectable NOS/OS Digital to Analog Modes High Precision Resistor Array Volume Control Dual Main Boards Layout DSD256 and PCM 384kHz
  11. Matthew Willims

    Musician Audio Aquarius R2R DAC

    Ok, I thought I'd start up this thread for discussion of the Musician Aquarius R2R DAC. I've had mine burning in for a few days now. Upon first turning on, it sound broken.... Your average $30 DAC off eBay sounded better. After 4 days it is in many respects rivaling my previous Mutec MC3+USB +...
  12. HiFiMAN DEVA Pro

    HiFiMAN DEVA Pro

    As of Novemember 2021 There are 2 versions for sale The wired version - RRP likely to be $319 Wireless version - RRP $329 Wired version does not have Bluemini R2R Bluetooth Dac/Amp Module Wireless version has the following : Twin 3.5 mm TRS Sockets with cable supplied Stealth Magnets NSD - neo...
  13. B

    AudioGD R28 or R27

    Hi all, I am in the market for a new DAC, preferably with a pre-amp function that will not degrade the sound. I will use it mainly in my speaker setup but with an occasional listen on my HD650s. I am very curious on the new AudioGD gear, more specifically the R28 (1400E) & R27 (2300E), both...
  14. Mojo Mystique EVO Pro D/A Converter

    Mojo Mystique EVO Pro D/A Converter

    Built around Analog Devices' legendary monolithic AD1862 R-2R ladder DAC chips. Converts PCM format files up to 24-bit 192KHz via USB, coaxial S/PDIF, AES, or TosLink. Direct-coupled ultrahigh-performance Staccato class A discrete op amps. No output transformers or coupling capacitors to narrow...


    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...
  16. SW1X DAC I Special R2R

    SW1X DAC I Special R2R

    SW1X DAC I SPECIAL SW1X Audio Design™ DAC I Special Performance Level 1 D to A Converter On special request of our customers, we are proud to offer the DAC I at its full glory with choke filtered and valve rectified power supply. This is a high performance entry level solution to a...
  17. HiFiMan HM1000

    HiFiMan HM1000

    Copper model contains 4 PCM1704 DAC chips. Silver HM1000 has 2 PCM1704 & Red HM1000 has 2 PCM1702 DAC chips. None of these DACs, which were originally manufactured in the late 1990's, are currently in production. Although the HM1000 has a micro SD card slot, the implementation of this...
  18. smallcaps

    Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC

    This is a thread to discuss and share information on the Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC. Product Website Drivers Head-Fi Gear Page Previous Head-Fi Discussion
  19. Musician Audio Pegasus

    Musician Audio Pegasus

    Official Head-Fi Thread Technical highlights Proprietary R2R + DSD structure Really balanced 24BIT R2R + 6BIT DSD (32-step FIR filter) Low noise power supply FIFO buffer Digital signal processing via FPGA DSD1024, PCM1536 support USB and I2S input (Audio source must be compatible with the...
  20. 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.
  21. GoldenOne

    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...
  22. GoldenOne

    Has anyone compared the Holo Spring 2 Level 1 vs KTE / Wildism L3?

    I am currently looking at getting a Holo Spring 2 DAC, and am wanting to know if spending the additional cost to upgrade to the KTE / Wildism L3 version is worth it over the standard L1. Has anyone had the opportunity to compare any of the different levels of this dac? If so, what were your...
  23. 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...
  24. goaud27

    Hifiman R2R2000 Red vs Cayin N6II vs Sony WM1A

    I am looking for an upgrade to my HM601 R2R DAP. After reading some hundreds of pages of forums and reviews, these three seem to be the most regarded DAPs in 1500$ region. The R2R2000 Red seems to loose to other 2 in almost every possible way, despite the sound (no EQ, no hardware buttons...
  25. 4

    PecanPi - rPi R2R w/ headphone output

    I'm pretty happy with the rPi portable build and ran into an R2R rPi DAC. I'm not sure if this can be portable because it akwardly extrudes. If a compact case can be created, then maybe. Thoughts on specs? I'm able to control with an IR remote control a la Tera Player so was hoping I can do...