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Drop + Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced

Drop + Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced

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Following the success of the Massdrop x Grace Design Standard DAC, we’re excited to release the much-requested balanced version. It’s the least-expensive small standalone balanced DAC on the market, designed to complement high-end balanced amplifiers like the Drop + THX AAA™ 789, the Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X, and more Read More
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SavetheChild
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Sep 13, 2021
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On a budget, work as expected.
Can't complain, it works!
EvilMonkE
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Sep 2, 2021
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Cheap balanced AWESOME!
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daniel.waniel
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Sep 1, 2021
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It works as intended. The lack of software to adjust sound is a little disappointing though
Demol
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Jul 28, 2021
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Best budget DAC
Neutral sounding DAC with good dynamic range and details
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Jaybzee
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Jul 9, 2021
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Great audio, good value, pretty reliable.
I've had this for several months. It does what I wanted: provide good quality, low noise, balanced output to my JBL 3-series reference monitors. I set it to USB 2 mode and have basically forgotten about it. One small issue was having it connected through a USB KVM; sometimes it wouldn't reconnect, and one time it got noisy and made beeping sounds every few seconds. Connecting the USB cable directly to the PC fixed the problem.
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marsykev
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Jun 30, 2021
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Very clean audio in a small package
Setup is driver-less therefore making it painless. Plug in and forget. Audio sounds perfectly fine, though this is my first time purchasing a standalone DAC so I don't have much to compare it against. Would recommend for the price.
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Grend001
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Jun 19, 2021
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Good cheap balanced dac
- 1 star for clicking noises sometimes and lacking external power supply
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Nat.Nat
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May 20, 2021
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Conflicted thoughts.
This DAC was fantastic, that is, until it started having the intermittent cut outs as others here have experienced. For me this is usually when the computer switches to backup power on power loss. The DAC doesn't lose power or connection, just audio. This is fairly frequent where I live. This also leads me to the assumption that this DAC has very little hold up time, or is incredibly sensitive to jitter, or is using some cheap filtering cap with bad longevity, as the issue isn't there from day 1. It's not just that my power supply is bad as the computer doesn't miss a beat, nor do any of the other USB peripherals. So for those experiencing cut outs it may just be that the power to the DAC isn't clean enough. Having said that, I also feel that the device has no business being so devoid of power handling. A separate USB power and data channel would help. Or some sort of line filtering. It's a decent DAC sonically, just that pinching a few pennies leads to it being a disaster. I'd rather have an inferior DAC than a non working one.
Driftwood91
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Apr 29, 2021
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Love this DAC
Pairs so well with my thx 789
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Null-CD
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Apr 26, 2021
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Not much to say
I have little experience with DACs, but regardles, I can't really say I don't like this thing. It pairs extremely well with the AAA 789 visually speaking, and I'm not hearing any hissing or noise in my audio. The build also feels great.
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