Denafrips R2R DAC

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by GanGreinke, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Thenewerguy009

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    The whole extended treble, alert and forward sounding thing makes me think it is a bright sounding DAC.
     
  2. rlow

    rlow A happy woofer

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    Another new review of the Terminator, and comparing to some other high end DACs including Yggy V1 near the end:

    https://www.computeraudiophile.com/...r-a-new-dac-part-3-denafrips-terminator-r740/

    He definitely prefers the Terminator over the Yggy, although his friend who has the Yggy has now sent it for the A2 upgrade, and he has said he will compare them again at some point.

    These are multi-kilobuck DACs he’s comparing against which are more than twice the price of the Yggy, so way above what I would ever pay for a DAC. However it makes me curious about the Venus which seems pretty similar spec wise to the Terminator but a bit cheaper (still a fair bit more than Yggy though I think).
     
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  3. Thenewerguy009

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    There is always something new & better for more money.

    On Audiogon, a guy who owned the Terminator for a few months is saying the new (and more expensive) Marantz SA-10 completely blows it away.

    There is also a guy on youtube who did a DAC shootout, including the Terminator, & said the Rockna Wavedream (the balanced version) topped all of his DACs he tested.
     
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    I know somebody, who watched Terminator on Youtube and whose uncle did a shootout in a basement a month ago.
    All top DACs;
    The ArgleBargle 4x4 (slightly unbalanced version) topped them all.
    Built like a tank and a real bargain for the measly $29.500,-- they are asking for.



    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In Torq we trust!
     
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  5. Xecuter

    Xecuter Brush and floss your amp twice a day

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    @Thenewerguy009 I loved the Rockna! It's probably the only DAC that I've heard under 20k that really interests me beyond the convert 2. Still need to hear the new MSB stuff though.
     
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    Certainly an interesting review by Darko, I can imagine synergy with the proper speakers is everything. I can't imagine whether the "alertness" may be a bit too much for certain speakers and some people's taste.
     

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