35 posts

Reviews of Digital to Analog Converters, both desktop and portable.

Audio-gd R2R 7 DAC Preview

The new Audio-gd R2R 7 is the first flagship DAC from this well-known Chinese manufacturer to not use an off-the-shelf digital-to-analog converter chip. For the last decade or so, Audio-gd […]

Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Review

  Mike was happy. He had every reason to be, having just completed his Magnum Opus of DACs, the Yggdrasil. Manufacturers often make a statement product, then from that cheaper […]

Chord DAVE

Chord Dave Review (Updated)

When I was a child in the ’80s, one of my neighbour’s kids, a gloriously goofy-looking guy of the era, was always out on his driveway fixing his motorbikes, then […]

Chord Hugo

Chord Hugo Review

I always thought that Chord products look rather like aliens had landed and given us audio gear. It was certainly far too exotic for me to ever consider that, one […]

Centrance Hifi-M8 Portable DAC and amp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI-zQ5orTJkWhen Michael Goodman first told me he was going to make a portable device that used full-sized XLR jacks for balanced headphones, I thought that it was going to be […]