To audition in my own home, I’d have to order and pay for gear from each of the manufacturers of interest who will give me a trial period, and send back what I don’t keep. Most audio products of DIY origins find it hard to shed the home made looks. Despite the slight perceived disadvantages of the XLR outputs, I still thoroughly enjoyed the smooth warm musical presentation offered by the exD. The comparative reviews are great tools, because they let me minimize the chaos of in-home auditions to one or two manufacturers, and give me a way to focus on auditions that I will arm-twist my local retailers for. I like the extra chest cavity rendered with male vocals.

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Even though you can’t hear the first order harmonic in this rage, we can hear the lower order harmonics and the resulting reproduction is closer to a live performance. Audiophile speakers for non-audiophiles March 27, Tips for getting the most from Roon Software.

But I am really reaching well into the listening experience to pull out these very minor points and I want to stress that they did not detract from my audoi in the least. So I shall retract the second point, as it is actually non-valid! In ysb system, only the first three pedal notes can be heard, but with the Bryston BOT-1 and the exD Wudio playing via BDP-1, I could hear distinctly, each and every piano pedal note, crystal clear, with spring creaks and sponge dampening the wires on the inner piano body.


And of the ones with an open place of business, none of them have most of the gear on hand of the manufacturers they represent. The others are focused on jsb installation first and foremost. I’ll also mention that there is a slight tick sound when switching between DSD tracks using Audirvana Plus.

Sonore/exD DSD USB DAC

The Christmas Music Mix. Favorite Music Lists of I like the extra chest cavity rendered with male vocals. Interpolation is not really new. It’s a great time to be a I was really, really tempted but …………. It does not sound slow or dark, or bright, fast and lit up.

The exD does not lacked in any areas in terms of transparency, as proven when I slotted the Bryston BOT-1 disc transport in to my BDP-1 at the end of the review period. News Arcam is now owned by Harman International July 16, Exactly who did what, when and how is as relevant as knowing what DAC chip is inside any given DAC which is to say it matters as much or as little as you care to imagine since what really matters is how the finished product sounds.


Naim Uniti Atom sits pretty. Music Albums of the Year. Which explains why I was nearly fooled upon initial listening session. That’s both a pain in the neck and IMHO a hard demand on smaller innovative manufacturers that may not have the cashflow.

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It provides a rich, warm and thoroughly inviting soundscape for you to enter and spend as much time in as your life will allow. News Desa Home Theatre November 17, Has an R-core transformer too.

Overall, appears to be a lot for the money. Article by WL Low. Very classy looking indeed.

Introduction: exD DAC

Second, I found some of the counter sunk, hexagonal screws on the flush surface on all four corners of the box to be only finger tight. AudioStream’s Products of the Year Allo DigiOne Signature Review.

There’s also a slight flatness to some PCM-based upper frequencies where something like a cymbal’s trailing hiss sounds somewhat 2D instead of fully 3D.