I just recently have taken a hard look at the Denafrips DACs. Relating to stfroth's description that this DAC is a tad dark sounding. I believe that it mostly has to do with their choice of using Elna Cerafine and Elna Silmic capacitors. The Elna caps are very nice, but they do have a very laid back "tube like" sound. Even the Cerafine is like that -- has an extreme amount of bass, but not as much midrange or high frequency attack and detail when compared to something like Nichicon caps. This could be a great DAC depending on your tastes.