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This is my second review
This is my second review of the R-2R.
My first one had a faulty left channel, Drop worked very quickly with me and got out the replacement even ahead of schedule. As such, I've had a good experience.
The second unit came in, and works properly. I plugged it in, gave a quick listen to make sure both channel were functioning then played music through it for 48 hours before serious listening.
Currently, the R-2R is running its outputs into the inputs of my Oppo HA-1 which acts as the volume control for my office system (older denon receiver to power my speakers under the desk so not easy to get to) and to power my headphones. They are the AKG 702s, Sennheiser HD-700s with a few mods and the AK-T1p's.
I'm overall very impressed with the R-2R. Biggest difference between it and the DAC in the Oppo is very easy to identify, especially with the AKs (incredible resolving power from those cans).
Biggest change i've notices is the air around acoustic instruments and the body of them. The Oppo DAC made cello and string bass sound for lack of a better term thin. the R-2R gives them the body of the instrument. I'm also able to hear into the room, especially on some of the hi-res Linn acoutic recordings.
On my rock recordings, NIN, The Stones, Led Zep what jumped out even with my speakers was the weight of the mid-bass. Even some of the office staff came in and commented on that things just sounded 'better'.
For its price, for me this is a no-brainer. I have no DSD files, and if I ever do, the Oppo can play them, but for now, this is a product I can't recommend enough for the music lover.
Would recommend to a friend.