1. roscoofyore

    My Lame 3 DAC comparo.

    First off brilliant thread to Gary for his massive “December 2013 Mid-Level DAC Comparison”.  Massive kudos to Gary.  Before the holidays that thread was a mere 20 or so pages, wow it’s grown.  I was going to post my below findings there but decided against it, so here goes for anyone...
  2. Greg24

    DAC + Amp for HD650 (budget 800$ for each)

    Hi Guys,   First post on this forum I'm reading for a few months now... I've read a lot of interesting posts, but I'm a bit confused now with the choices I have to make. I listen to folk, blues, jazz, a bit of rock and classical. I will own a Sennheiser HD650 and have at the moment a RME...
  3. mattybongo

    Rega DAC + ? + Q701

    After being underwhelmed by my Grant Fidelity TubeDac's sound and performance (especially now that it's stopped working and needs repair), i'm wanting to replace it.   My source is generally a macbook and 16/44. I already have a Rega Brio Amp and Rega Jura Loudspeakers and given everything...
  4. 335guy

    Rega DAC Plays 96/24 as 44.1/16

    Wanting to move up to hi-res digital audio via my Rega DAC, I have acquired a Peachtree X1 USB to SPDIF adapter (Dell laptop has no SPDIF outputs) and have connected the DAC and the adapter via Toslink.  My test case involves setting up JRiver MC19 and a couple of 96/24 albums as FLAC that I...
  5. oldson

    calling all current and former Meier Stagedac owners?

    had my stagedac for a few years now, and am happy with it. but like most on here, i cant help wondering if there is something out there that is better, for the same price range. i think i paid around £500. how much would i have to spend to noticably improve on it's performance? thanks
  6. khollister

    ARRIVED: new Rega DAC

    I have one of the new Rega  DAC's coming from Audio Advisor tomorrow, so I will be posting my impressions shortly. Hadn't seen any discussion here about this unit, but as a previous Rega Planet CDP owner, I have always like Rega's sonic approach to digital. Aside from Rega's focus on musicality...
  7. Tuberoller1

    Metrum octave vs new Rega DAC vs Eastern electric

    I currently have an EE minimax (non-plus version), but have become increasingly interested in the Metrum and Rega DACs recently as a potential replacement. What are people's opinions on this? Would either of these DACs truly be an upgrade? I listen to all redbook, so oversampling isn't an issue...
  8. S

    New DAC from Parasound...

    While searching for a DAC, I came across this new offering from Parasound.  Though I'll probably get something that is smaller/more portable, such as the iFi iDac, I thought others might be interested given the price.   Parasound Zdac ($475): Premium Analog Devices AD1853 24-bit/192 kHz...
  9. Rega DAC

    Rega DAC

    The Rega DAC is a 16/20/24-bit at 32kHz to 192kHz digital to analogue converter incorporating an enhanced version of the Rega designed circuit. Developed to be simple to set up and use, the Rega DAC is designed to optimise performance from any two channel PCM digital audio source such as a CD...