I have an opportunity to buy a balanced DAC with a PCM1796 dac. I was wondering how popular is DSD as a format and will it become the norm?
The 1796 has * DSD Format Interface Available? The DSD1796 looks to be almost identical in specs.
So I’m torn between this older DAC with XLR out or a newer Topping D10 or D30. I was trying to keep it around $100. My Amp does have a balanced line in and out.
Then again I should also say that the dac implementation inside the unit makes a big difference in quality, and could potentially cause a lesser dac that was implemented well sound better than a higher end dac that was poorly implemented.