All I can say is ....
DAMN! This thing sounds stunningly good.
I would by no means consider myself and “audiophile”; rather, I’m just a guy who appreciates live, powerful, precise music. The Ares II delivers on all accounts.
When close my eyes and I listen to Elevation Worship, I’m at the concert. When I listen to Buddy Guy’s Guitar, I’m in the dark bar.
Eva Cassidy’s voice pierces your soul...
...as you sit in the studio with her.
Still listening and can’t believe that delta in my system... which is entry level at best...
NAD 375BEE integrated amp
Bluesound Vault 2 (optical to the Denafrips Ares II)
Martin Logan, Motion LX16 speakers
Outlaw Audio Ultra x12 sub-woofer
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Electric Soul off of Mettavolution album)
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Echos (off of Mettavolution album)
I would pass on this advice to those considering adding a component: If you can only change one thing in your digital music chain... add the Ares II.
You will also find yourself saying, “DAMN! That sounds stunning...”
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