This AN DAC has been well taken care of. I'm listing it as 8 to be conservative: I don't see any cosmetic issues. What look like marred surfaces on the front are actually reflections. Better pics on request. It has been maintained by Ben Jacoby of High End Audio Repair in Brooklyn, one of only two shops in the US who do factory-authorized work for AN.
From an online review:
This is one of the sweetest and most natural sounding DAC on the market. Audio Note has been consistently producing magnificent DACs that sounds just as good if not better than the some of the multi-bit, high oversampling DACs that are being pushed out by the other manufacturers. Don’t get caught up with the high oversampling rate sales pitch of the other DACs. This Audio Note will leave you breathless with its lucidity, finely captured detail and organic, almost analog sound. Paired with a good transport and your system will move on to a whole new level. We have always been drawn to its ability to make music intimate and each time we tried on a new DAC, we can’t help but always compare it with the Audio Note. It is such a captivating DAC and in comparison with the likes of dCS and Esoteric, it held its own very well. Is this better than the 4.1X we had before? We think so. It has better resolution and dynamics and XLR outputs was a definite plus point too.
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