Hi Alvin, I am listening to the Denefrips Ares II at this very moment. I wish you could be here to hear this. I love this DAC! It has a very clean, open sound with a deep soundstage. The music appears to be coming from behind the speakers. It’s smooth with no upper register harshness. It’s difficult to describe, but believe me, this is the best my digital playback has ever sounded. If I lived in Singapore or China I would be banging on Vinshine’s or Denefrips’ door for a job.
DENAFRIPS was incorporated in 2012, located in a beautiful city Guangzhou, China - where many other high-end audio manufacturing are located. We are the designer (own the design rights), and the manufacturer of all the products in-house, in a 15,000 square foot facility in Panyu, Guangzhou. We focused in developing high-end audio equipment at a very competitive price. We do not believe in high-end equipment necessarily associated with a high price tag. Throughout the years, w
Since 2017, I've been on an equipment merry go round, not keeping anything more than a few months. As the buying and selling process became more daunting, I decided to make more thoughtful changes. During that time, I've owned DAC's from Lumin, PS Audio, McIntosh, Mytek, to name a few. Each one was great in its own right; however, the Terminator has elevated my listening enjoyment to another level. The clarity, detail, and separation between instruments are spectacular. The T
WOW Blew my socks off. I AM A VERY HAPPY TERMINATOR owner. The wait was well worth it. I do all my listening Through a WOO- WA5-LE Headphone Amp with HIFIMAN HE1000V2 phones. The Terminator is a peace of Art. I THINK I have reached audio HEAVEN with my system. HOW much BETTER can i GET? Tell everybody THANKS for Delivering a Fantastic Product. Credit: BARRY L. (Owner of Terminator DAC) WHERE TO BUY? https://www.vinshineaudio.com/shop
https://youtu.be/cEENja1LfKI https://youtu.be/40cLtU5_VsY Here is my first impression of the new Pontus: - I congratulate Denafrips on a new class of music playback! - A significantly better musical flow from the first note (maybe someone assembled the device for me with love :) - an open midrange, as I have never heard from a new devices direct from factory - Fall in love with details, but always in context, musically - it is a sound image that gives intimacy, as if you are
My main audio system consists of an Audiomat Opera sitting on a maple butchers block driving Martin Logan Montis speakers. My source is a Transrotor Fat Bob S with a custom made mat (copper/carbon machined to fit in place of the original mat), an Origin Live Conqueror Mk3 tonearm with a Miyajima Labs Saboten L stereo cartridge. The phono preamplifier is a Tom Evans Groove MK ii. Both the table and phono preamp sit on custom wall racks with double Birch shelves. The turnta
I’ve been playing this game since around 1975. The Klipschorns which have been the one constant are from around that era and have updated crossovers from around 2005 or so. The little Miniwatt amp is an outstanding piece of equipment and I urge anyone with high efficiency speakers to try and find one to listen to. The larger amp, the Troubadour, was made by a gentleman in Melbourne, Australia. He even winds the transformers himself and makes the amp from the ground up. I used