Sample Test – Five D/A-Converters

Some images don’t need any textual clarification. They just need music! Our goal is to make samples of as many products as possible. Purely because, in our opinion, it can be fun and useful to just listen to equipment. This time: Five D/A-Converters. Of course we play on the reference system: the Pass Labs with Bryston combination and, Mutec MC3+ with the Alpha Audio PC. Tip: put on good headphones for best results. Tracklist:

  • Massive Attack – Ritual Spirit
  • Beth Gibbons – Drake
  • Jacques Loussier – Little Fuge in G Minor

Equipment used:

  • Focal Sopra No1
  • Pass Labs XP-12
  • Bryston 4B SST3
  • Alpha Audio PC
  • Mutec MC3+ USB reclocker
  • Driade Flow speaker cable
  • Driade 808 XLR interlink
  • Grimm TPR AES digital interlink
  • Grimm TPM interlinks

Used recording equipment.

  • M/S – DPA 4006A – Schoeps MK 8G with CMC6XT
  • Grace M108 microphone pre-amp – DANTE
  • Mutec MC3+ as master-clock
  • Grimm TPR signal cables

Lossless samples


Metrum Acoustics Amethyst

IFI Micro iDSD Reference

Audiolab M-DAC+

Audio GD R1

Listen to the five d/a-converters

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