I have to admit that the Ares II and Pontus II really have an original way of presenting sound.
This week I received my order (Pontus II).
First, let me tell you that I am a very satisfied customer with the purchase of the DAC Pontus II. 2 months ago I bought the used Ares II DAC in order to listen to it even if the reviews are excellent. I believe your products are addictive because in not even 3 months I ordered the Pontus II.
I have been in DIY for over 40 years and have a great preference for the TDA 1541, PCM 63 and the AD1865 which are all R2R DACs. I have to admit that the Ares II and Pontus II really have an original way of presenting sound. Very musical and the emotion is easily present.
System with Ares II
Copland trio with all upgrade of premium parts
Alpair paper cone Full range Speaker
System with Pontus II
BAT VK-5SE Tube preamp
Moon W5 Power Amp ( at the moment, F5 turbo V2 DIY in construction)
Seas DIY speaker with serial type crossover
So thank you again for your enthusiasm in the area of high fidelity.
Credit: Louis H. @ Canada
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