From an Editor's
Notebook: Another Update to the PFO Master
List of DSD-Capable DACs, January 2013
Back in Issue 63 I gave our latest list for DSD-capable DACs, current as of that time. With the recent completion of CES 2013, I've added over a half-dozen new DSD DACs, and wanted to get this list to you, our readers, ASAP.
In no particular order, this is the DSD DAC list as of January 16, 2013:
Playback Designs MPS-5 w/USB-X interface
Playback Designs MPD-3 DAC
Mytek Stereo 192-DSD DAC
dCS Debussy USB DAC with DSD streaming support
Benchmark DAC2 HGC
EMM Labs DAC2x
Meitner Audio MA-1 and MA-2 DACs
Simple Design Sonore exD DAC
Chord Electronics Chordette QuteHD DAC and QBD76 HDSD
exaSound Audio Design e20 DAC
Fostex HP-A8C DAC
MSB Technology DAC IV
McAUDI DSD DAC (first production set debuted at RMAF 2012)
Korg DS-DAC-10 (to be released in the near future)
Resonessence Invicta DAC
Teac UD-501 DSD/Double DSD DAC
Luxman DA-06 DSD DAC
Wadia Intuition 01 integrated with DSD-capable DAC
S.o.T.M. sDP-1000 DSD-capable DAC/preamp
Light Harmonic Davinci Dual DAC (DSD-capable)
Auralic Vega DSD-capable DAC
Oppo Digital will be updating their BDP-105 for DSD from USB devices, and their next universal player will support DSD via USB (DoP)
RATOC Systems RAL-DSDHA1 DSD DAC (DoP over USB 2.0; 64fs only; no Double DSD [128fs]) yet. See http://www.ratocsystems.com/english/ for details.
RATOC Systems RAL-DSDHA2 DSD DAC (DoP over USB 2.0, 64fs only, no Double DSD [128fs]) yet. See http://www.ratocsystems.com/english/ for details.
Lector Audio Digitube (miniwatt ECC-81/12AT7) DSD DAC; first tubed DSD DAC to my knowledge. Does DSD and Double DSD, and PCM to 384 kHz. For more see http://www.lector-audio.com/digitube-dsd.htm
Sonore DSD-capable DAC (64fs and 128fs DSD, plus PCM to 192/24), USB 2.0 input only. http://www.sonore.us
We'll continue to keep you updated on DSD DACs as we become aware of them. Our readers are invited to email me of any DSD-capable DACs that they know of and do not appear on this list.
As to DSD download sites…
…this list is growing, too, though I'm not at liberty to update that list yet.
Stay tuned, though; things are looking better all the time for DSD downloads!