• HRT microStreamer: Pocket Rocket

    HRT microStreamer: Pocket Rocket

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  • Wadia 121 Decoding Computer

    Wadia 121 Decoding Computer

    Upon first look it’s easy to see the Wadia 121’s resemblance to other components in Wadia’s "mini” line, including the 171i i-Pod dock and 151 PowerDAC. Like these other components, the 121 was designed for ...
  • Four DACs from $699 to $3600

    Four DACs from $699 to $3600

    When the first DACs (digital-to-analog converters) appeared in 1985 they were big and expensive. Sony’s first DAC, the Sony DAS-702ES, weighed over 11kg and was built to last a lifetime. Too bad the technology inside ...
  • Micromega MyDAC USB DAC

    Micromega MyDAC USB DAC

    The term “USB DAC” is starting to become redundant the way “cell phone,” “digital camera,” and “flat-panel television” are anachronisms to one generation and “ink pen” is to those of us two (or more) generations ...
  • Meridian Introduces Dragonfly Contender

    Meridian Introduces Dragonfly Contender

    February 13, 2013. - Monday, England's digital specialist Meridian introduced a device meant to compete directly with Audioquest's wildly successful Dragonfly. Like that watershed product, Meridian's product, dubbed The Explorer, is an affordable USB DAC ...
  • Meridian Introduces Explorer USB DAC

    Meridian Introduces Explorer USB DAC

    February 11, 2013 - Meridian has announced the introduction of its Explorer USB DAC. The Explorer is a pocket-sized high-resolution USB DAC from Meridian that delivers best-in-class sound from any computer. Featuring a range of ...
  • State of the Art in D.C.

    State of the Art in D.C.

    Audio reviewing tends to be a mostly solitary endeavor. But that’s not to say reviewers are anti-social. However, as much as TAS staffers like me would like to pay a colleague a visit to check ...

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