Oh Nose, Not Another One!

Music Hall was showing a new USB DAC wit a tube output stage. The Music Hall dac25.5 ($600) uses an Electro-Harmonix 6922 tube, a Texas Instruments PCM1796 24-bi/192kHz DAC chip, a TI SRC4192 Asynchronous sample-rate converter (with a high-precision active crystal oscillator master clock), and four digital inputs (S/PDIF, TOSLINK, XLR, and USB). It sports re-clocking and user-adjustable upsampling (96kHz or 192kHz). It outputs analog via XLR or RCA.

Despite the headline, I was impressed with how much DAC $600 can buy.

Stephen Scharf's picture

Music Hall makes some fine products that really provide a lot of money. Thank you for describing a product providing functionality that does not cost $6000 or $60,000 to convert digital bits to analog voltage.