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A short film about the Denafrips Terminator

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

The Terminator is a curious name for a DAC. It’s as memorable as it is over-ambitious. Does it lay to waste every other DAC in the phone book? No — but its above average performance/value quotient is enough to give some of 2018’s heavier hitters some sleepless nights.

Made in China by the lesser-known Denafrips, the Terminator’s feature set and circuit design connotes a certain duality: a DAC that comprehensively nods to the past with an R-2R decoding methodology and (optional) NOS, but locks onto the present with 24bit/384kHz- / native DSD-capable USB, both I2S inputs ‘standards’ (a rarity), a pair of Femto clocks and FPGA-powered data marshalling.… Read the full article

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Letters to the editor: assume = ass + u + me

By | August 8th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , |

What’s the number one misunderstanding about your job? For the hi-fi reviewer, it might be that s/he has heard every single piece audio hardware coming to market; that s/he finds sufficient time to review each one; that any brand/product omissions must be down to reviewer prejudice or a behind the scenes beef.

As the cliché goes, to assume is to make an ass out of you and me.

Dear Mr Darko,

I’m currently reviewing some DACs to upgrade my HiFi system, and I have avidly read and mulled over a number of your reviews (still am….), which are always both infinitely apropos in structure and content and entertaining as well.Read the full article

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