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DENAFRIPS 'ARES' R2R discrete ladder DAC - close up view

Discussion in 'Dedicated Source Components' started by pitbul34, Jan 28, 2017.
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  1. thanh1973
  2. nitewulf
    Anyone have the Venus?
  3. heliosphann
    Anyone have a Saturn? :red_car:
  4. PitBul34
  5. TPSRA
    I'm from Taiwan and I never saw anyone discussing about Denafrips on any Taiwanese forums. Didn't know they have FB page and special product for Taiwan before I came across this thread.
    And they use simplified Chinese on the box , so there you go:)
    Not sure why previous posts think they're form Taiwan though.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017
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  6. alvin1118
    Hi TPSRA, DENAFRIPS is located in Guang Zhou, China, where many great audio manufacturers based in.
  7. gearofwar
    Hi guys, Does anyone know what kind of power cord does Ares have? is it a common generic one?
  8. alvin1118
    Hi @gearofwar , it's a common generic power cord.
  9. mr.dave
    Hey everybody,

    Based on this thread, I just bought an Ares DAC. It's still burning in, but I am already impressed (considering the price - as I'm currently located in China, I payed around 500 EUR)!

    However, I'd like to ask, whether or not, the Ares would benefit from adding a Singxer SU-1 or not. Someone wrote this somewhere in this thread, but if I buy the singxer I would have to buy another coax cable. Then it's around 400+ EUR more somit might be the better choice to sell the ares and get the next bigger model instead - looking for some advice/opinions here!

    Thanks to everyone who contributed here so far - just glad that I came across this thread before buying an Gustard u20 pro :))

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  10. ZGojira
    The difference would be minimal at best :wink: The USB implementation on the Ares is quite good, I actually found it better than the coax input.
    Money would be much better spent on the better model :yum:
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  11. mr.dave
    Hey ZGojira,

    Thanks for your quick reply! I would have thought the same if I wouldn't somehow remember that someone in this thread wrote that he fancied it.

    However, it's off the table now. But it's a (most welcome) surprise to me, that the USB input is even BETTER then coax.. wow!

    After appr. 50h it already sounds REALLY good to my ears - there could be a little bit more... hm something I can't really name (listening to Mahler 3rd) but overall (and for ALL non classical stuff) - it's incredible..... a 500 EUR DAC!!!! Playing on that level - I'm getting really interested in the bigger models now....
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
  12. PitBul34
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
  13. shansik
    Today I received Ares. I want to express my gratitude for the quality goods, excellent packaging, Alvin for the pleasant communication and very quick sending! Many thanks for this attitude to the client! Very satisfied with the cooperation!
  14. Gjoel
    I have also just joined the Ares club.

    I did upgrade from Mimby to Ares. The Mimby did a great job in my old setup (Burson Soloist SL/HD700). But after buying a pair of STAX sr007mk2 and SRM-353x I was in the market for a better and balanced dac.

    So after reading this thread, I did take the chance.

    Got around 50 hrs on Ares and so far really impressed and happy with the buy.
  15. CJG888
    It would be great to see a comparison between this, the new Audio-gd R2R and the Soekris DAC1321...
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