DAC2 HGC Review - DAC2 vs. DAC1, Jeff Chan, jeffchan.com

DAC2 HGC Review - DAC2 vs. DAC1, Jeff Chan, jeffchan.com

by Benchmark Media Systems August 31, 2015

DAC2 vs DAC1 - "Prepare for emotional impact"

"The DAC2 measured specifications are a significant improvement over the already very impressive DAC1, due to the very high resolution ESS SABRE DAC, better components and improved circuit topology."

"However, the impressively improved measurements don't really prepare for the emotional impact of music played through the DAC2. Improvements in objective aspects of performances are there: I can hear keyboard, voice, drum, string and jazz saxophone articulation, timbre and instrument sound much more clearly. The intention of the artists through the mechanics of their playing is much more clearly audible."

"But the communication of emotion is even more greatly improved. Jazz swings better. Classical storms, soars and sings better ..."

- Jeff Chan, jeffchan.com

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