Simply said, the Denafrips Ares II is one of the all-around best values in high-end digital audio.
For the rest of us more modestly budgeted audiophiles, the Ares II is a godsend because once the music starts playing, and you get past wondering how it compares to costlier DACs, you begin to listen to music and not give any thought to price. You want to listen to your music and how well the Ares II handles it.
I have tried not to prejudice our readers by harping on the Ares II's price point ($1,028 Singapore dollars, which is $770 US dollars). I am sure the folks at Denafrips would not want me to do that as the Ares II is capable of standing on its performance, regardless of price. Still, there is no getting around the audio performance-per-dollar of the Ares II, which makes it an outstanding value, especially for the audiophile that doesn't have $2K+ to spend on a full-featured DAC.
Simply said, the Denafrips Ares II is one of the all-around best values in high-end digital audio. And for that, it is highly recommended and my choice for Editors Choice! Most Wanted Component.
*Footers seen on the photos are after-market. Actual footers shipped with the DAC are aluminum cone shape with anti-slip bumper.
Special Thanks: Mike Wright @ THE STEREO TIMES
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