R2R NOS PCM vrs analog playback


I have had several DACs in my setup.  The only DAC that has come close to the analog I remember is the Red Wine Isabellina.  The tone, texture and sound staging are quite remarkable when compared to other DACs I have used, some costing 2 to 3 times more then the Isabellina.  The essential element that I find missing is the ambient decay that resonates in a totally black background.  I would appreciate anyone's impressions of the newer NOS designs from Schitt or Metrum. Specifically, do they voice the intimate kind of bloom that surrounds instruments and vocals in a way that approaches analog.  As a point of reference, I am also familiar with designs by Berkeley and Lampizator. Any comparison to the three DACs would be appreciated.
mas1951
I like the Schiits and Myteks for the same reason.

Best,

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The Schiit Gungnir following the Multibit upgrade provides sound (from ripped CDs or Tidal) that, to my ear and in my system, is closer to vinyl playback (Grado Black w/8MZ stylus, Heed Quasar Phono pre, KAB mod’d. Technics SL1210M5G) than in stock form.  I was not expecting this.  The Multibit upgrade seems to me to have dramatically altered the Gungnir’s performance and for the better. The improvement is a step-change rather than simple refinement or "extension" of the Gungnir’s stock sonic signature.
Nothing beats an r to r ladder dac.  My Esoteric player has a pair of  the Burr Brown pcm1704 r to r ladder dac and the sound is so analog like and smooth.  This player is a keeper for me.  Most single bit dacs sound quite forward to me  (ESS comes to mind)
As far as I know Esoteric is now AK4495S or similar in all models, so they have abandoned R-2R and gone 35 bit oversampling route.