Best $1500 DAC: Recent or Past

I am very familiar with the "old" classics like the Levinson 36 or Theta GENV. How do they stack up to the new DACS or upsampling DACS in the $1500 range, new or used? Any advice is appreciated, especially from those familiar with the characterists of the past late 90's era "A" rated DACS.

Showing 1 response by bigkidz

Yes the old DACs compare very well with new DACs in the same price range. It becomes a matter of choice and the type of sound you prefer. Some are warmer sounding, some are more dynamic and detailed sounding etc. But if you don;t have a bunch laying around to compare, then just enjoy better sound with the one you choose.

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