Zu + what DAC =Musical Happiness.


As the title suggests I am thinking of upgrading my DAC.  I currently have Zu Druid speakers, Melody el 34 integrated, eastern electric DAC+ being fed Qobuz through Audivarna. There are 2 main reasons for upgrading. First, EE never updated their Mac drivers past Yosemite so I can no longer use my Mac mini and am forced to run via windows work laptop and second while really good I assume the EE can now be bested. I mostly listen to indie rock, pop with some Hawaiian and jazz sprinkled in. So sound quality is not always the best.  Budget is less than 1200 used.  Based on reviews I am currently considering chord qutest and MHDT orchid but I have no experience with either. 
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Showing 1 response by jjss49

chord 2qute is very very close to qutest, at 1/2 the cost, don't know if you care about saving $

rme adi2 also very good

schiit multi bit dacs also very well regarded for value and performance but i have not heard one