Whenever I am asked about the best loudspeakers, amplifiers or DACs, I always reply with “Best for whom?”. We all have different needs, different tastes, different financial circumstances and – this is often overlooked – different priorities when spending our disposable income. So in selecting some of the “best” DACs that I’ve experienced in the past five years, I reframed them as favourites. Of course, my favourites might not be your favourites!
In this video, I run through six of my favourite DACs in 2023. And six means that this list, by definition, is not exhaustive. My selections are based on wanting to provide options at a range of price points and because we will be talking about only half a dozen DACs (and not one) the video is a surface skim and not a deep dive. More importantly, the DACs discussed in this video a) I have reviewed before and b) I continue to use them — which means that all of the b-roll is freshly shot by Olaf. And a word of advice: make sure you watch the video all the way to the very end.
🎥 Camera: John Darko / Olaf von Voss
🎬 Editor: John Darko
🌈 Colour: Olaf von Voss
🕺🏻 Motion GFX: John Darko
💰 Ad segment: Jana Dagdagan
🎵 Song IDs? Playlists of all music heard in this video – and other videos – can be found on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko
👉 Further information…
Topping D10s video review
Chord Mojo 2 video ‘review’
Denafrips Ares II video review
Chord Hugo 2 video review
Lyngdorf TDAI-3400 video review
Mola Mola Tambaqui video review
Room treatment by Vicoustic
Chord Hugo 2
Cables and power products by AudioQuest
Hi-fi furniture and speaker stands by Solid Steel
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