TEAC's new UD-501
is the star of the 501 series. The UD-501 supports Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback at either 2.8 MHz or 5.6MHz (DXD) rates. PCM audio is supported up to 384kHz/32-bit resolution. It connects to your computer over USB using ASIO 2.1 or DoP.
The output section of the UD-501 features two BurrBrown 32-bit DACs per channel and JRC MUSES op amps, also with a dual monaural design. Both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs are available to connect to your power amplifier. A toroidal-core power supply ensures top performance and clean transient playback, for quality that outperforms components five times its price.
I connect my cd player, Imac, and Apple TV through this DAC. All my digital sources sound so much better. Imaging is greatly improved. DSD files sound incredibly similar to vinyl. All my digital sources sound similar now. Even 320 kbps mp3 files sound much better. All original packaging and manuals are included.