Alternative for W4S Anniversary DAC


Hi all

I’m looking to put funds elsewhere in my system so thinking about selling my W4S Anniversary DAC & get something about $1.5k - $2k but still high performance & with the same connectivity.

I’ve had a look but can’t see anything suitable. Do you have any suggestions please?

Thanks
Rich
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Thanks, not heard of them but it doesn't have the same connectivity. 
I recently bought the Benchmark DAC3B, an ESS DAC, for $1560 new. I am using it on my main system but I initially bought it for second system duties. At this time I am very happy with the DAC3B in the main system. I am considering the new Denafrips T+ to take it's place but really have no rush to change at the moment.
rme adi2

or 

chord qutest

or

mhdt tube dac
@yyzsantabarbara  @jjss49  thanks for the suggestions but again the connectivity is an issue. 

The Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ appears to be a contender. Any opinions from owners?

Is there anything else suitable...?


@twoleftears  indeed, thank you!

I realize I could get the W4S 1v2 (with Femto clock upgrade) but wanted to see what else is available.
I had 2 wyred4sound dac’s.  The last one I had was the dac2 dsd  se with Femto clock upgrade.  I found it quite forward sounding.  My taste leans towards the r to r ladder DACs. I find them to be smoother with a mid Hall presentation. I also had an original dac1 and also found the presentation too much in your face. 
@stereo5  yes I would very much like to purchase something like a Denafrips but as I've mentioned I need the same connectivity which is why I have to consider remaining within the W4S range.



Also just to be clear I don't have an issue with the sound of the Anniversary DAC, it sounds excellent, I want to invest funds elsewhere in my system hence the thought of selling for a cheaper DAC.
what is the connectivity issue

u should specify upfront
@jjss49  ideally it would have: 

Inputs - 
• 2 toslink
• 2 coax
• AES
• usb
• I2s
• HT bypass (not essential)

Outputs -
• balanced 
• rca


https://www.denafrips.com/gaia

https://www.denafrips.com/products (see D/D, $400 to $2500 USD)

My impression is that all of these inputs you require are not for audio only devices, and some maybe for other entertainment pieces like TV, video game.

You can get a Toslink splitter from Amazon to add more inputs. Search "Toslink Splitter" on Amazon. I have a device that takes 5 toslink inputs and changes the input with a dial. Worked great for my TV, Xbox, etc.. Getting multiple coax is something I am not sure about.

These are D2D converters and require a DAC. You can get good to great DAC’s for under $1500 these days. Other companies also make these type of D2D converters. These devices make it easy to buy a DAC with limited inputs.
W4S has demo 2v2's SE's for $ 2000 on their site.