Originally Posted by GusGus748s
Like always. PCH doesn't disappoint going with the cheap stuff and expecting for consumers to pay top dollar.
Which DAC is cheap. AKM was one of the highest quality up until ESS sabre passed its recently. Burr Brown is always one of the top as well. If I was grading the scale ESS sabre, Burr Brown, AKM
But its not the chips alone its also the stages and implementation that make the difference. my guess not to up in the pre/pro analog world and the prices that come with this stuff. More then I would ever spend. that is for sure, As stated this is now in the realm of the oppo105 market is 1,199$ and only handles retail content. My guess is the same people that opt for the oppo105 for retail will opt for something like the A410 pro for non retail. this is going to be a custom install type device.
Look at the original DUNE HD duo that offered analog outputs it was priced at 500$+ I think
Not to mention the Dune pro was rumored to have at least one of the same DACs and everyone hailed it as amazing. Just goes to show brand loyalty and miss informationEdited by halfelite - 9/8/13 at 4:05pm