This is a very musical, neutral sounding DAC that provides no fatigue or digital harshness. It presents an ideal soundstage that places you a few rows in front of the soundboard of a live event.
"Last night several of my group members came for music and again, we listened to digital for more than half the night. This has never happened, I have a deep prejudice against digital because it never delivered on it's promise. (Perfect sound NEVER rather than perfect sound forever).
My analog system can still beat it on most material but I'm so in love with the Allnic D5000 DAC I'm still in shock. I never thought digital would come through for me. Always too much money, too low performance or both.
I honestly wonder if there is any DAC out there as good, even for more money. As I've stated before, the Stahl~Tek drive and DACcombo for $73,000.00 was the only other time I had a DAC here that excited me. As of last night I'm not sure the Allnic is not better and for a fraction of that price.
I had three members of my group email me today saying sound was the best they had heard so it's not just me, some of these guys have been coming for decades and are a tough crowd to impress." --Albert Porter.
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