DAC-2541 is improved a lot. Not fully balanced, as ladder is not fully balanced, while a DAC-1541 was. Despite of cost cuts it is better designed, i.e. I don't see these questionable dual SMPS's anymore, it is important to minimise ground loops. It is cleverly designed to suit everyone, has some catchy features like a digital volume control, but also a galvanic isolation on all ports which is the most important. See my post: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/soe...dacs-1541-1421-1321-1101.854918/post-15960049I can imagine that the products have evolved even more since the dac1101 and now with fully balanced option as well. How about the dac? Is it still the same dac-performance in the dac1421 today or has that also evolved?
While I am not interested particularly in this DAC as in this price range Audio GD R-28 present better value (and is NOS), a low cost member of the family is coming soon, it would be ideal to upgrade from 1101. I saw a photo posted by Soekris, but it disappeared misteriously. I suggest to watch this thread for updates.