The SE version is Dr. Richard Bews latest DAC and matches the incredible performance of his LFD NCSE MK3 Integrated amplifiers. This is the second time I've owned an LFD DAC. I regretted selling the first one so I bought another one. It had only a few hours on it before I decided that I required the convenience of an all-in-one solution. Its mate, an LFD amp has been sold. Shipping is free in the CUSA.
Price includes 7 meter LFD Hybrid speaker cables.
The standard DAC5 and DAC5(se) differ in PSU capacitors under the PSU PCB (SE uses elna tonerex and polycarbonate film capacitors). The major sonic difference is the output wiring now used in the SE version, where the earth wire is large solid core copper in parallel with PC-OCC multistrand conductor and hot conductor uses a solid silver ribbon in parallel with a different PC-OCC multistrand conductor. Output wiring in standard model of the DAC5 is copper solid core for earth and PC-OCC multistrand for hot conductor.
Burr Brown 1798 DAC and CS 8416 Input Receiver chips, it supports up to 24-bit/192kHz PCM audio via SPDIF.
BNC and AES/EBU (Balanced XLR)
A pair of single ended RCA analog outputs.