This is the master index for all DACs (Digital to Analog Converters). Each entry here links to an index of reviews, impressions and comparisons of a particular model of DAC.
|Massdrop “x”||Airist Audio R-2R DAC||Discrete R-2R (multi-bit)|
|Schiit Audio||Modi 3 DAC||AKM4490 (delta-sigma)|
A “DAC”, for the purposes of this index, is a pure Digital to Analog Converter that has no headphone output or built-in amplification. Variable level output is, however, permitted. In some cases, units intended primarily as high-end DACs, but that have basic headphone output capabilities, maybe included in both “DAC” and “DAC/Amp” categories.
For example, the Schiit Yggdrasil is a “pure” DAC and would live in this index. The AudioQuest Dragonfly Red is a “DAC/Amp”. And the Chord DAVE would show up in both “DAC” and “DAC/Amp” categories.