CEntrance DACmini CX D/A converter Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Bel Canto Design CD2 CD player; Sony Vaio laptop computer; Benchmark DAC1 & DAC1 HDR, Bel Canto DAC3.5VB & VBS1 power supply, Weiss DAC202, dCS Debussy D/A converters.
Power Amplifiers: Rogue Audio M180 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Revel Performa F30, Atlantic Technology AT-1.
Cables: Digital: Stereovox HDVX coaxial, Silver Sonic D-110 AES/EBU, Cardas Clear USB. Interconnect: Sain Line Systems Pure & Pure balanced. Speaker: Kimber Kable BiFocal X. AC: Sain Line Systems Reference.—Erick Lichte

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WillWeber's picture

Did you make those emails up? Or juice'd the names to protect the guilty?

Had fun reading your article, and it was informative too. It's hard to keep up with all the new digital/computer audio developments. Please stay busy!



MikeMercer's picture

Eric wrote all the parts there Will!  A nice diversion from the typical audio review.  There's plenty of reasons why I went to work for CEntrance - they make terrific products, and not only are all the design engineers musicians, they're a GREAT group of guys...

Erranti's picture

Hi there Erik,

I really enjoyed your original Dacmini review and had some pretty good laughs :D.

I recently acquired a pair of Beyerdynamic Tesla1s to upgrade my old AKG K702s, and I'm looking for a good Amp or DAC/Amp to power these 600Ohm monsters. Beyerdynamic's own A1 Amp with 100 Ohm output impedance(?!!) is completely out of the question.

I did some research and came up with 3 good candidates, and I would of course want to know if there's any chance they could be reviewed in the near future.

The Amps and DAC/Amps I came up with are:
 - German made Violectric V100 and V200 (both can be obtained with incorporated 16/48 and 24/96 USB DACs), and Violectric's standalone V800 DAC, which features some pretty serious specs and versatility. 
 - HeadAmp GS-1. An all American and extremely well built Amp and PreAmp with very respectable specs.
 - Anedio D2 DAC and Amp, which features some great looks, solid build and fantastic specs.

If there's no plans to review these Amps and DAC/Amps, I would still very much appreciate any impressions you could have on them.

Thanks in advance,