This Dodson Audio 218 is an extremely musical and revealing DAC. Delicate and refined, as well as dynamic and spacious.
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DA-218 Cryogenic 24/768 Processor
The DA-218 uses the latest 24/768 KHz Up and Over-sampling Technology that is programmed by new sonically advanced DA-218 software. The combined technologies of the 24/768 Up and Over-sampling filters and the new state-of-the-art software will bring a new light to your old CDs; they will sound better than you have ever heard them sound before! You will be overjoyed to find that your regular CDs will be comparable to the new Hi-Resolution Formats, DVD-A or SACD and on an equal footing with LP records.
This Dodson 218 was just upgraded and fully inspected to Version 218 by Jeffrey Smith at Silversmith Audio. Silversmith Audio acquired Dodson Audio in 2006. I have the invoice dated 4-26-2016 to prove of its upgrade. The faceplate was not changed, so it says DA-217.
This DAC offers three digital inputs on coaxial, BNC, and Toslink.
Outputs are both single-ended coaxial and Balanced XLR.
The line level output is very strong at about 2.75v, so it will easily drive a passive preamp or attenuator.
Condition is Excellent, but I will rate it an 8, based upon the faceplate not matching the internals.
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