Saturday, April 16, 2011

Light Harmonic DaVinci USB DAC

















$12000

The Da Vinci DAC will operate at sample rates up to 384kHz. 


At the show, in a system featuring Wilson Sophia 3 speakers driven by Pass Labs amplification, a 2L recording of Ole Bull's violin concerto, sourced from a Mac 2-modded Mac mini running Pure Music and recorded with a 352.8kHz sample rate, according to the DAC's front panel display, offered up some of the sweetest-sounding, natural violin sound and the most solid stereo imaging I have experienced from a classical recording. 


The 384k DAC uses the USB2.0 protocol and functions on a Mac without a driver having to be installed.

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