"The dynamics are truly exceptional, especially the micro dynamics.."
Overall I really liked how it sounds, its ability to faithfully reproduce the sound message without adding or removing anything.Giuseppe Castelli for Remusic
The dynamic are truly exceptional, especially the micro dynamics, many little details that come to our mind, the result of a great job done with the power supply, as proof that the switch mode supply, especially for digital sources, are anything but mediocre.
Distortion, virtually absent, this is perhaps the greatest strength of this converter. The device is certainly interesting, with its well-defined character, able to fight on equal terms with its competitors, beautifully designed and built with the criterion. A choice to definitely consider.
"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.