I just got this email from a happy customer.
It pretty much sums it up!
Just to let you know know that the Dac Destroyer is continuing to amaze me with its performance!
How can something so small produce results like that?
Any news on the Nos Dac Pures? I want to buy one as soon as possible.
All my friends are going to order dacs after listening to mine.
The simple truth is that while most DACs sound good, they all seem to be missing something.
What they are missing is a 'warm', 'natural' sonic characteristic known as 'listenability'.
'Listenability' is defined as:
1) A measure of the ease or pleasure in listening to something, such as music.
2) Being such that listening is pleasurable.
3) Easy or pleasant to listen to.
I think this DAC would be rated very high on a 'listenability' scale.
I would rate it 4.8 out of 5.
How did I achieve this level of 'listenability' ?
Well this DAC has been evolving for several years. And throughout the years, it has undergone several changes and modifications.
In fact it is continuously updated as each one is built and soldered completely by hand.
Here is a link to a series of videos showing how I make each one of these DACs.
And after each DAC is built, I personally test and run them for several hours to assure quality and functionality.
My quality standards are very high as I personally listen to each DAC, and let me tell you, that is the part I enjoy the most!
You could buy another DAC that was mass produced on an assembly line by robots and machines.
But that DAC won't have a soul.
And it won't have that special 'magical' sonic quality that all my products have.
Get one and find out for yourself what you've been missing.
Use FOOBAR2000 to get the most out of this DAC.
FOOBAR2000 reduces jitter so much when used with this DAC that it performs as good as ultra-high-end DACs selling for several times as much.
The results even blew me away.
Feedback from my customers:
this thing is awesome!!!!
in every respect it improves across the board. My stereo is now devastating . I have a seperate PC for video files connected to an av amp so that is next, and then there at least 2 setups in the house for laptops with half decent Cambridge Soundworks sub and satellite units that will also benefit from the same treatment .
I'll be in touch ,cheers!!
Can I ask a Dumb Question of you What Make a Br*ston or other DAC's worth 10/12 x
what I just paid you for yours . I gotta say this Dac of yours work's great , I am truly
enjoying the difference in sound , I live on my Computer and believe that this form of media
is the future.
I received my Dac Destroyer this morning in the mail.
I have to say that it is a complete and utter revelation for the price.
Keep up the great work and build some more Dac Pures so that i can purchase one asap.
Powered Directly from your PCs, Laptop, or MACs USB Port
Self Installs - No drivers necessary
THD+N when driving a 32 Ohm load is 0.02% at 1 kHz
THD+N when driving a 10,000 Ohm loads is 0.005% at 1 kHz
Power Output - 12mW into 32 Ohms, 3.2mW into 120 Ohms
Voltage Output - · .65 Volts RMS or 1.8 Volts Peak to Peak Maximum
Sampling Rate: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
3.5mm Stereo Headphone Output Jack
Left and Right RCA Outputs
Solid & Rugged ABS Plastic Case
Dimensions: 65mm by 65mm by 30mm ( 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches by 1 inch )
Weight: Approximately 100 grams
Extremely Low Jitter True High-Fidelity sound right from your PC
My personal rating scale of the DAC DESTROYER:
Listenability - 4.8 out of 5
Ease of use - 5.0 out of 5
Power output - 3.4 out of 5
Accuracy - 4.0 out of 5
Aesthetics - 3.0 out of 5
COMPATIBLE OPERATING SYSTEMS:
Windows XP or later
Apple Computer Mac OS™ 9.1 or later
OS: Ubuntu Linux ( You must manually enable USB AUDIO DEVICE )
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Delivery usually takes 6-12 days (Canada, USA, and most of Europe) or 10-15 days (rest of the world), France may take longer.
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Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges.
These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.
WARRANTY & RETURNS
You must notify me for return instructions before returning item.
I offer 30 day warranty.
Buyers are responsible for the ALL shipping costs.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.