StereoWise: Brands of DA - Converters


DAC - or D / A Converter, converts a digital signal into an analog signal of high quality. The best known is probably the integrated DAC in a CD - Player that converts the digital signal from the CD into analog signal that can be sent to an amplifier or headphones. An external DAC usually provides a better signal than any built - in converter, as it is specifically designed for this one task. This makes it easier for the manufacturer to work specifically on eliminating electronic noise risks.


Schiit - Schiit Europe Modius Digital to Analog Converter - € 229,-


AudioLabs - AudioLabs M - DAC Mini - Digital to Analog Converter - € 399,- 


ESSENCE - ESSENCE EVOLVE II - 4 K HDMI v 2.0 / Multi Channel Digital to Analog Converter - € 425,-  ( $ 299,- ) for all of the specifications Go to the website: www.essenceelectrostatic.com


CAMBRIDGE AUDIO - CAMBRIDGE AUDIO 200 M - € 499,-  / £ 449,-  /  $ 499,-   ( Headphone Amplifier ) Now with native MQA support, integrated Bluetooth, a more powerful Headphone output and superior DAC technology, the DacMagic 200 M delivers a trilling performance that is bigger than the box it comes in ( size 215 x 52 x 191 -  2,0 kg )


TOPPING - D 90 MQA Digital to Analog Converter - € 499,-


Furutech - ADL GT 40 A USB / Digital to Analog Converter - € 535,- ( Phono preamplifier & Headphone amplifier )


Atoll - !00 Signature /  Digital to Analog Converter - € 600,-


M2 Tech - M2 Tech EVO Two Plus - Digital to Analog Converter - € 669,-


ESSENCE - ESSENCE HDACC II - 4 K - Digital to Analog Converter - € 735,-  ( $ 599,- ) for all of the specifications Go to the website: www.essenceelectrostatic.com


Vincent - Vincent DAC 1 - Digital to Analog Converter - € 749,-


Schiit - Schiit Europe Bifrost 2 - Digital to Analog Converter - € 849,-


Vincent - Vincent DAC 1 Mk - Digital to Analog Converter - € 849,-


DENAFRIPS - Ares II R 2 R Digital to Analog Converter - € 860,- ( see also DENAFRIPS Terminator )


AUNE S 8 Reference Digital to Analog Converter - € 899,- 


LSA - DPH 1 Digital to Analog Converter - € 950,-  ( Preamplier & Headphone amplifier )


MYTEK - MYTEK Liberty - Digital to Analog Converter - € 995,-


AudioLabs - AudioLabs M - DAC + Digital to Analog Converter - € 999,-


Okto Research - Okto Research dac 8 Pro - Digital to Analog Converter - € 1.075,-  / this is a DA - Converter for Multichannel Music Fans - 8 Channel DAC + Volume Control.

Okto Research - Okto Research dac 8 Stereo - Digital to Analog Converter - € 1.190,-  / this is a DA - Converter with Streaming possibilities. for more information look on their website www.oktoresearch.com


Gustard - A 22 Digital to Analog Converter - € 1.099,-


Soekris Audio - Soekris DAC 2541 Digital to Analog Converter - € 1.100,-


DaFraud GmbH - Merason Frérot - Digital to Analog Converter - € 1.175,-  #  £ 995,-  ( size 225 x 50 x 180 mm )

The Frérot is more than a little special - it's far better than it's size suggests. Musically this DAC ticks along like a Swiss clock and never falters. No matter what programme material you play.


Metrum Acoustics Amethyst - € 1.199,-  #  Entry level NOS Digital to Analog Converter & Headphone Amplification