On drop for ~200$ and had 4 day’s left as of day of posting.
I actually just got this DAC from amazon for 250$ 3 day’s ago, so I’ve gone ahead and begun the return process and ordered it from drop.
So far my impression’s have been good. Noticeable upgrade from my Modi 2U. Somewhat wider and cleaner overall. The XLR’s are the reason I made the upgrade (for my THX 789) but im glad to see that it was worth the buy outside of that.
The Fast Linear PCM setting is noticeably different from the rest of the filter’s, providing really crisp punctual high’s. I honestly can’t tell much of a difference with the other filter’s, I think the Minimum PCM filter’s makes the width close in, but aside from that it all sound’s too similar for me to say anything about.
Ive lightly messed around with the ‘color’ filter’s and found them a little weak, so ive not bothered to really analyze them (or use them for that matter). Having them as an option is nice though.
In my opinion it’s MORE than worth 200$, not even including XLR output, remote functionality, volume, or PCM/Color filter’s. I would happily pay 300$ for this unit should it be priced there.
I don’t really have any intention to upgrade past this unit unless I decide I want an RME ADI-2, or SMSL VMV D1 in the far future.