I received the Ares II today and have been listening to it non stop. The Ares II replaced a Mytek Liberty DAC and I could not be happier. I am enjoying not only the MUSIC but also the EMOTION of the performers. I do not know how Denafrips does this, but I just want to say thank you to Team Denafrips for this new experience.
If this is the bottom of the Denafrips line, I can only imagine what the other DAC’s can sound like. Well, actually I cannot imagine as this one is performing superbly.
System consists of EDGE G2 preamplifier, EDGE G8 power amplifier, Harbeth Super HL5+ speakers, Resonant Woods stands, VPI Prime turntable, Parasound JC3 phono preamp, Mac Mini running Roon and Tidal with the Denafriips Ares II DAC. Cabling by Cerious Technologies and Zu Audio.
Thanks once again Alvin.
Ken M. @ Evart MI USA