WANTED: Happy members who like to discuss audio and other topics related to our interest. Desire to learn and share knowledge of science required as is 20 years of participation in forums (not all true). Come here to have fun, be ready to be teased and not take online life too seriously. We now measure and review equipment for free! Click here for details.
Their specs are rather unimpressive at 92dB (tube) and 98dB (solid state) SINAD.
But what really wonders me is the specified output impedance of 22kOhms (tube) and 10kOhms (solid state), you'd need to find an amp with a massive input impedance to match that.
Not sure if your statement is meant to be in jest. If not then i would quit listening to Doug Schroeder.
If you take the listed specs into account, do a comparison with Topping, this DAC becomes laughable.
I have had a big argument with Doug on Audiogon over the shortcomings of his continued advocacy of the failed company Exogal. He is one of those subjectivist types who has a low opinion of science. He actually said this Eastern thing is clearly superior to Topping. He is not a fan of ASR.