DDC Hermes: what is its contribution? A few months ago I replaced my old DAC with a Holo Audio which I am very satisfied with but I was aware of the quality problem of the USB connection. After some research on the internet I decided on the DDC Hermes which allowed among other things the I2S connection, which from what I have read would be the best solution currently. Gain After a few days of running in the I2S cable, the result is really very impressive (PCM and DSD): slight
I am extremely happy with the Athena. It took my system to a new level. Just fantastic. The preamp is really the hearth of every system. Before purchasing it, I already had the Pontus II DAC, which replaced an Exogal Comet, but there was really no competition between them, the Pontus is way better for about half the price. The rest of my system is an Auralic streamer and Nuprime ST 10 Monos, Sablon Audio and Swisscables cabling. Speakers are Spendor D7. Very dynamic and de
The Ares 2 is a truly special bit of kit that punches well above its weight. Coupled with the exemplary service provided by Alvin of Vinshine Audio, you can’t go wrong with a Denafrips product! - Rajesh Nair @ India PRODUCT INFO: https://www.denafrips.com/dac WHERE TO BUY? https://www.vinshineaudio.com/shop
I bought Denafrips Ares II based on good reviews, without the possibility of trial listening. So I took a small risk here. My current Stax headphone-based hardware is the first better hardware for me to just listen to high quality music. I listen to all my music wirelessly through the Lindemann Limetree Bridge II streamer, which transfer digital signal and over sampled it to Ares II. My first impression was really great. Wide and clear stereo image, without distortion or anyt
Hi Alvin I finally got my Pontus set up this weekend. It’s an amazing DAC! I used integrated amps for years before moving to separates. I tried several different DACs – Schiit Gungnir multibit, Gustard X20 Pro, Topping D90 MQA – before getting the Pontus. I’ve found my end game DAC. I use it with a Crown XTi 2002 power amp. My speakers are the KEF LS50 Meta and SVS Micro 3000 subwoofer. I work at home, so am at my computer 10-12 hours every day. When I’m not working, I play g
I have to say, I am very impressed at the improvement it brought. I was previously running my Roon Nucleus Plus into my Chord Qutest DAC via USB. Now, Roon Nucleus into IRIS DDC and then into my Qutest. Power: Topaz 31 series Ultra Isolation Transformer 2.5kVa -> Furman Elite 20 PFi power conditioner -> Shanti LPS for Chord Qutest DAC and R-Core LPS for Roon Nucleus+ Signal: Roon Nucleus+ (Local SSD and Qobuz) -> USB Supra Cable into -> Denafrips IRIS DDC -> Wireworld Platinu
Dear Vinshine, My Denafrips Ares II is working flawlessly, it gets its signal from a raspberry pi 4 over USB with volumio taking its files off my NAS. The DAC is instantly recognized by Volumio and will play anything from MP3 to DSD without breaking a sweat. Sound quality is discussed all over the web and youtube; I don't think there is much to add there. All I can say is that they are all right; wonderful analogue sound, good imaging, and in general just a very musical DAC.