- Jun 29, 2010
I'm surprised to hear all the issue with DAC-19 firmware versions. I have the most basic DAC-19DI, that costed $400 even when it was released, and doesn't support firmware upgrades. Hooked with DI-2014. It sound wonderful. Bass is bloomy and not particularly defined in the low-end, but this is a characteristic common to all AGD DACs. It sound so good that a Gungnir MB USB-5+B series is just an incremental upgrade in terms of resolution but has a bit overly-analytical signature. Digital interface is a must however. Without it DAC-19 sounds rather tiring. I'll probably sell the Gumby and keep the DAC-19. This hobby is just absurd trial and error and a ton of money lost.