The battle of the DACs, comparison of sound quality between some DACs

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    • #1590
      The Well Audio
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      Since the original thread on diyaudio.com has been closed the topic is renewed here.

      This topic is about sound quality comparison among some DACs.

      You can find the original thread on diyaudio.com at the following link

      https://www.diyaudio.com/community/threads/the-battle-of-the-dacs-comparison-of-sound-quality-between-some-dacs.386815/

    • #1606
      The Well Audio
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      Next listening session will include PCM1704, Ian’s ES9038 mono, Soekris DAM1021 and DAC Lite powered with shunt regulator Vref.

    • #1613
      tods
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      Next listening session will include PCM1704, Ian’s ES9038 mono, Soekris DAM1021 and DAC Lite powered with shunt regulator Vref.

      Hi there,

      is there a reason, you are including the Soekris DAM1021 instead of the dam1121 or the dam1941 in this session?

      I found the dam1121 to be the better dac (did not hear the dam1941).

      Best regards Torsten

    • #1620
      The Well Audio
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      tods Said

      Next listening session will include PCM1704, Ian’s ES9038 mono, Soekris DAM1021 and DAC Lite powered with shunt regulator Vref.

      Hi there,

      is there a reason, you are including the Soekris DAM1021 instead of the dam1121 or the dam1941 in this session?

      I found the dam1121 to be the better dac (did not hear the dam1941).

      Best regards Torsten

      Hi Torsten,

      the reason is that I own the Soekris DAM1021, while I don’t own the dam1121 and the dam1941.

      Unfortunately we cannot compare all the DACs, although we will try to include some other devices in the future.

      In the meantime we are working on a DSD discrete DAC.

    • #1853
      Markw4
      Participant

      Hi Andrea,

      Regarding discrete DSD dacs, looks like Linn has announced a new dac that appears to use the patented “PWM Delta-Sigma” type modulator like Bruno Putzeys used for the Mola Mola dac. What they also say seems to suggest they are using a discrete FIRDAC for conversion to analog. It sounds like a DSD dac to me. https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/10/new-organik-dac-for-selekt-dsm-edition.html
      https://sci-hub.wf/10.1109/ISCAS.2010.5537341

      Best.
      Mark

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