Category: DAC

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

Audio-gd R2R 2

Audio-gd announces the R2R 2 DAC

Sitting in Audio-gd’s mid-sized chassis, the R2R 2 is the 4th ladder DAC announced by the Chinese company. Given its size and price, it is likely to replace the Singularity 19, which received mixed impressions....

Audio-gd R2R 11

Audio-gd R2R 11 announced

Not too long ago I had the privilege of announcing the new Audio-gd R2R 7 flagship resistor ladder DAC. I’ve long enjoyed the sound from these kinds of DACs, but never thought I’d be able...

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 used the famous PCM1704...

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 products sharing the same...

Cozoy Rei portable DAC/amp Review

At one of the Tokyo headphone festivals I met the guys from Cozoy in Hong Kong with whom I was discussing headphone EQing, as they had Head-Fi member and FiiO representative Joe Bloggs headphone...

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 later, his car, a...