Jay’s Audio DAC


Looks like Jay’s Audio entered the DAC market. 

Here’s the link:
https://www.vinshineaudio.com/product-page/jay-s-audio-dac?utm_campaign=5a78dc3c-c914-463b-9b5e-6a4b...

I see it uses the same CRYSTEK Femto clock technology as their Transports.

AK4497EQ multibit chip decoder 
https://www.akm.com/akm/en/product/datasheet1/?partno=AK4497EQ

How does this compare to R2R decoding from the likes of Denafrips, Lab12 and others? Anyone have ideas or experience with the implementation of their technology from either their unit or related units?
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anyone heard the kinki dac 1 ?
Can't tell if this is nos or not.
Jay's Audio DAC supports both NOS and OS.

Cheers, 
Alvin 
Vinshine Audio 
I will have that piece shortly and will compare directly to Terminator and record the difference so you may hear for yourself to decide. I will also comment on my findings.. The results will be posted on www.youtube.com/c/OCDHIFIGuy
Happy listening !
I have an ex M1 and love it. Regarding DACs, and I’m new to all this, why, if the offer mqa, is it by way of USB?  Thanks
@mikepowellaudio   Very interested in where this stands versus the Terminator and the Rockna.
Yes, given that the Jay's + Denafrips combo was previously being touted, the big question is how it compares to Denafrips.  Which Denafrips model is it closest to in price?
@twoleftears:
The Jay’s Audio DAC appears to be designed to compete directly against the Denafrips Venus--the second tier unit of the Denafrips line-up. The Jay’s Audio DAC would run $2625USD; the Denafrips Venus would run $2805USD. Here is a comparison of the Denafrips DAC’s taken from Alvin’s website: https://www.vinshineaudio.com/denafrips
Absent knowledge of the products comparison table now included on Alvin’s site, I’ve commented before about the Venus on the Denafrips Terminator thread on the digital sub-forum (entry dated 11-03-2018 10:22pm): https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/denafrips-dac-owner-impressions-feedback-general-discussion-q...

Here is a link that contains a couple Youtube clips of a system comparing the Venus and Terminator DACS:https://www.denafrips.com/single-post/2018/07/08/VENUS-VS-TERMINATOR
Word from my sources indicate that the Jay's Audio DAC is being upgraded with further modifications. Stay tuned...should be interesting. Alvin.....you out there? Care to chime in?
It would be great if this DAC ends up being very transparent and up punches well above it's weight. I'm still not 100% sold on the Terminator, and if I can avoid lusting over and saving up for the Rockna, that would be spectacular.
Jay's Audio DAC2 is just released. Its features packed with

- NOS
- HDMI i2s 
- 6 Isolated Digital Input 
- DSD512, PCM384Khz

It is the latest model :)
@alvin1118 I know it's early, but do you happen to have any user feedback yet?