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    EMM DV2 - HiFi plus DAC of the year




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    I love mine!!

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    Wow! What a system.

    Now the DV2 is probably one of the few DACs in which the volume control will suffice as a pre amp.

    As it looks you are using it in your system as a pre amp driving those Rowland amps?

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    Correct - DV2 direct to the Rowland 925's via the High Fidelity - Ultimate Reference XLR cables.
    DV2 has a Purist Audio Design - Diamond Dominus power cord.
    Amps have (2) High Fidelity - PRO power cords.
    Just stunning resolution and spooky imaging!!

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    Re: EMM DV2 - HiFi plus DAC of the year

    Full review by Alan Sircom of the EMM Labs DV2 from HiFi Plus:

    "It’s tough to say this given the price tag, but what the EMM Labs DV2 represents is the least-expensive way into top-tier high-end audio. Its rivals aren’t those excellent players and DACs in the £20,000-£30,000 range; it’s a £50,000 DAC that forgot to uprate its price tag. And, as many current DACs go for a sound that seems ‘etched’ next to the EMM Labs, its rival group gets smaller year-on-year. The DV2 is more than just another clever DAC; it’s one of the easiest sounding digital devices you’ll ever hear. It should be on the shopping list of all high-enders!"


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    Re: EMM DV2 - HiFi plus DAC of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    Full review by Alan Sircom of the EMM Labs DV2 from HiFi Plus:

    "Itís tough to say this given the price tag, but what the EMM Labs DV2 represents is the least-expensive way into top-tier high-end audio. Its rivals arenít those excellent players and DACs in the £20,000-£30,000 range; itís a £50,000 DAC that forgot to uprate its price tag. And, as many current DACs go for a sound that seems Ďetchedí next to the EMM Labs, its rival group gets smaller year-on-year. The DV2 is more than just another clever DAC; itís one of the easiest sounding digital devices youíll ever hear. It should be on the shopping list of all high-enders!"

    Having had the DCS Vivaldi 2.0 and itís various boxes (upsamplers and clocks and such), I would concur with the above.

    Keep in mind when checking at home: DA2 v2 without VC (pure DAC) = DV2 with VC.


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