Well here goes a few thoughts after three evenings listening to the border patrol dac.
First of all I’ve only used it with my CD player as a transport, I’ve not got an easy way of feeding it anything other than CD’s.
Secondly it is really really good. It is by far the best digital sound I’ve had in my room and I might go so far as to say one of the best I’ve heard full stop.
It delivers music in a complete and enjoyable package, it doesn’t feel like its being picked apart to sound more “HiFi”. That being said if you want to hear detail there is loads of it. I’ve heard so many things on my CD’s I never noticed before, intstruments and “details” I’ve never heard before.
Bass is full and under control, double bass is clearly recognisable as that and the low frequencies overall are well catered for.
The all important (to me) mid range is excellent the human voice is very realistic and reproduced extremely accurately. Saxophone and piano are also really very realistic.
High frequencies are sweet but not harsh, lots of the little additions made by cymbals, triangles, glockenspiel etc bring some songs and classical pieces to life and they are all present with the BP dac.
If you are in the market for a DAC in this price range make the effort to hear this DAC in your system it is very very good.
Thanks again to Wayne for the loan, I’ll be sad to give it back on Friday.
Next thing is to have a listen to a DDDAC which I know can come with many different options.
This is Mick’s fault, at his bake off he suggested I tried a few DAC’s to improve my digital source. Now look what’s happening!!!