"I find the DiDiT 212se to be enormously compelling musically, so much so, that it is currently my favorite DAC/pre. "
The 212se managed to capture the harmonic bloom of Karr’s vintage Amati in spectacular fashion. Not only that, but its plush layering of the soundstage left no doubt about the placement of the Amati doublebass in relation to the pipe organ accompaniment. This is a good time to mention definition of bass lines. Deep and mid bass lines were reproduced with exemplary clarity. There was never any confusion about pitch definition. Of course, this was also a function of the associated speakers and power amp, but in the context of the reference system it was quite easy to resolve the timbre of the 8- and 16-foot organ pipes.Dick Olsher for the Absolute Sound
If someone had told me a few months ago that I would be embracing a sigma-delta DAC I would have thrown a couple of spuds at them. But keep in mind that in my experience there’s a narrow path toward optimal sound, which involves selection of the slow roll-off filter and a Qsize setting of 7. So configured, I find the DiDiT 212se to be enormously compelling musically, so much so, that it is currently my favorite DAC/pre.
"The sound was vivid and offered up a deep aural vision"
The guitarist’s mostly acoustic performance enhanced with synclavier pieces came to us full of flavour and richness.Marja&Henk for 6Moons
The sound was vivid and offered up a deep aural vision on the settings the producer hade made of the recordings. Truly stunning was the rendition of the 24bit/176.4kHz recording of Sera Una Noche La Segunda on M.A. Recordings. This is a very airy reading captured with just two microphones. Its dynamic range is really rare these days and the musical style of early tango ideally suited. The DAC212 locked on to the higher bit rate without issue and just as all incoming PCM material, oversampled the input to 1.5MHz before further processing. As we played more hi-res PCM materialwe became more and more fond of the DAC212’s ‘sound’. Speaking of sound might suggest that the DAC212 had a sound of its own. But that wasn’t the case.