I never experienced this sonic excitement before!
I’ve been immersed in audio since early 80’s and my well recorded vinyls are my primary listening materials then. Using components with simple circuit designs, premium tubes, and cartridge in my audio chain, quite a revealing system, my pleasure of listening into analog would hardly be matched by digital format. Recently, my digital format (mostly hirez downloads and studio masters) have matched the sonic pleasure I’ve experienced in analog. Now, with my DENAFRIPS ARES II, it
Because it just sounds right
My previous DAC was a totally customized OPPO Sonica, with outboard linear power supply and tube output stage. It was the best DAC I had heard! Awhile ago everyone was talking about the Schitt Yggdril. So I bought one, but returned it as my customized OPPO blew it away. So I was very pleasantly surprised when the TERMINATER Plus and GAIA, blew the OPPO away. The mid bass, and bass is tight and clear like I have never heard in my system, and oddly I don’t miss the tube stage
The DAC is gorgeous, sounds amazing
Hi Alvin, I just wanted to email and say thank you. My new Pontus DAC is amazing! I can't believe that it was shipped from Singapore on a Friday and I received it 5 days later in Virginia, USA. The DAC is gorgeous, sounds amazing and the packaging was fantastic, etc. Way to go. Credit: Pete @ USA WHERE TO BUY? https://www.vinshineaudio.com/shop
It is very reminiscent of the sound of some hi-end analog gear
After two weeks of burn in 24/7, the Terminator finally begins to sound the way it should be and it is a pleasure!!! It arrives very well packed as it should be, bomb proof. It is really heavy and not easy to install but it's worth it! The power cables that i use are Furutech Evolution II. The optical cable to connect it to my Rega Saturn CD player is a QED Reference Optical Quartz. Uncompormise loudspeakers: The tweeter is top of the line Scan Speak Berillium. The components
The Hermes is way beyond my expectation. Quiet brilliant!
I'm so pleased to do business with you! The Hermes is way beyond my expectation. Quiet brilliant! I have already placed an order for the new DAC (Terminator Plus). Locking forward for the delivery. Credit: Sven O. @ Sweden PRODUCT INFO: https://www.denafrips.com/dac https://www.denafrips.com/ddc WHERE TO BUY? https://www.vinshineaudio.com/shop
The Terminator Plus clearly reveals micro details in recordings that were previously obscured or les
Hi Alvin, See attached happy snaps of my system incorporating the Terminator Plus I hope some may be useful and my comments below helpful. My initial thoughts on the Terminator Plus are as follows. My system was already highly resolving, I had added a HD Plex linear power supply for the music server, and an Innuous Phoenix USB reclocker to clean up the signal to DEQX’s DAC. I received the terminator Plus and installed it yesterday evening. Listening at low levels that evening
I already noticed more soundstage and better bass on the Abyss
My speakers I ordered haven’t arrived yet but here are the headphones and amp I currently have hooked up to the Pontus DAC. I am not a professional audio reviewer but as a satisfied customer I can tell you I already noticed more soundstage and better bass on the Abyss headphones then with the previous DAC I had. Credit: Charles @ USA WHERE TO BUY? https://www.vinshineaudio.com/shop
I must admit I'm enjoying this setup
I ordered the Aries ii for my home-office setup just as it was becoming clear that working from home would be the norm for quite some while ahead. I'm pairing it with a Drop AAA 789 headphone amplifier and Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. I must admit I'm enjoying this setup more than my main one lately. Credit: Ognen I. @ Macedonia PRODUCT INFO: https://www.denafrips.com/dac WHERE TO BUY? https://www.vinshineaudio.com/shop