July 8, 2020

Hi Audiogon.  Been a member and benefited greatly for last 8 mos or so in building my first hifi system.  I figured I'd share some of my recent trials and report on my impressions. 

Let me start by stating my current configuration. It's a digital system, compr...

"After careful consideration we have decided to award the Denafrips Ares II five stars and our Alpha Approved label! Congratulations!" 


  • Excellent sound

  • Balanced output

  • Versatility

  • Price


  • Changing filters is cumbersome (DENAFRIPS: Video...

July 3, 2020

Hello, Alvin.

Here is my feeling listening to this wonderful and talented DAC Denafrips Ares II, on my modest audio system.

Please again receive all my gratitude for the quality of our exchanges and the perfect service.

Warmest regards,

The DAC Denafrips Ares I...

June 29, 2020

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 regi...

June 9, 2020

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...

May 30, 2020

Alvin from Vinshine Audio is THE man! I purchased the Denafrips ARES II DAC earlier this year when it was on back order and Alvin communicated every week or so with an update on the production status and estimated shipping dates. It arrived professional packed (double...

May 24, 2020

Attached is the photo of my current system.  It consists of a pair of Zu Audio Omen DW speakers, together with a tube amp (Resiong A10), solid-state receiver (Outlaw RR2150), and Orbit turntable, with a Phillips DVD963 (used as transport) to feed the Ares II. I also us...

May 16, 2020

My Ares II arrived today.  I already love it!  

I am replacing a well known DAC with the Ares II and couldn't be happier.  I really like the previous DAC,  but it was almost too clean and smooth for me.  Immediately upon installing the Ares II, in the default confi...

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