Totaldac d1-direct DAC w/ d1-server Network Streamer; D/A Converter; Roon Ready
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Product: Totaldac d1-direct DAC w/ d1-server Network Streamer; D/A Converter; Roon Ready
Product SKU: 33579
Serial Number: 094 (Streamer), 749 (DAC)
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Very good condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including some very light scuffs and rubbing on the top of the streamer. The faceplate of the streamer has a few light scuffs as well. These blemishes are not readily visible and do not detract from the overall wonderful appearance.
What is Included: DAC, Streamer, Two remotes, Manual, USB filter cable, Two power supplies, Two power cables
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 4 years
# of Owners: 2
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: Roon Ready
"Comparing the last four very different DACs I’ve had the pleasure of living with for some time, my mind boggles at the, admittedly, small number of diehards who believe all digital is ones and zeros and therefore, for the most part, all DACs sound almost identical (power supply and other stages being equally well-designed). Coincidentally, in the few days prior to this review’s publication, I received for evaluation another R2R ladder DAC from a European maker (at a lower price point) which presents yet another sonic flavour and a worthy one at that. So in other words, there’s no shortage of alternative designs and technology options which all bring their own individual sonic capabilities.
In terms of the d1-direct, Totaldac has developed a solution for reducing the circuit complexity of digital-to-analogue conversion. As a result, managing the signal output directly from the resistor network places the d1-direct among the most detailed and transparent DACs available in the high-end.
So, take the d1-direct’s abovementioned clarity and add dollops of exceptional transient attack, extraordinary dynamic expression, a complete tonal palette, an expansive soundfield, focused imaging and all-out openness and you have the makings of a powerful and insightful music maker. And a priceless reviewer’s tool. It’s staying at SoundStage! Australia HQ as the new DAC reference.
The d1-direct is not a cost-effective DAC. It’s stationed at the top-shelf of converters where the technologies are sophisticated and the products are the most developed visions of talented digital specialists." -Edgar Kramer
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