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RE: Color your DAC to align with your preference

I don't consider the affordable DACs that I have heard in recent times to be a bargain because they don't deliver good sound.

Affordable DACs in the past just tended to sound boring with their mushy 1-bit cheapo DAC chips. Or they were somewhat screechy. Now they sound ultra clean...and ultra lifeless. If most recordings (even classical and audiophile Jazz) are really that poor then I welcome whatever makes them sound like music. Given that master tape sounds nothing like what these budget DACs produce...I put my money on the master tape sounding more correct...and therefore some of the better, yet pricey DACs.

I think it was the E50 DAC.

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