Since this thread is about DACs that well exceed the limits for this circle, it should be moved to Solid State.
The purpose of the higher priced DACs, for me, is just for technical comparison. I am not trying to catalog all DACs, just lower priced DACs; some higher priced ones have been added for WOW factor. Also, there are tube DACs in the list. See:
The list has expanded beyond a $450 limit, in many cases just for comparison, but that price point and under is still the focus.
for some reason, you don't have the excellent $450 Yulong D100
Sorry, I can't keep up! Again, I welcome help!
Hey, do you guys think my "Sample" (i.e. SPDIF), "USBmax" (USB sample), oversample, and upsample categories make sense? Many manufacturers do not give this info or make it clear what each stat means. It makes those things difficult to find. Should I throw in the towel on any of them? Any categories I should add?
Awesome list. You have too much time on your hands.
Thanks for the enthusiasm. The list is 2 years in the making. I have some kind of ADD, and I work at a computer.