The Audiolab laps up Paloma’s striking vocal, but doesn’t detract from what’s going on elsewhere in the track. Share This Page Tweet. Audiolab’s engineers have added a fully asynchronous interface coupled to a minimum jitter Master Clock system that ensures freedom from the undesirable side effects of jitter. How did u find the sound of the qdac? The manual is comprehensive, with details provided for setting up with a computer output. Audiolab should be applauded for keeping the Q-DAC as useful an audio tool as its pricier sibling. Please make sure that you’ve entered a valid question.

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Oct 29, at He has been reviewing hi-fi equipment and music since the mids, but occasionally wonders if he should have made a detour into motoring or photography instead. Post 2 of Post 5 of The unit is available in audiokab or silver.

Audiolab Q-DAC review | What Hi-Fi?

Please make sure that you’ve entered a valid question. Have one to sell? Tonally, things are relatively neutral, q-sac perhaps more importantly the balance between the bass, midrange and treble is nicely judged, with no one part of the frequency spectrum gaining undue prominence.


Aug 21, at 2: Oct 30, at There was a problem completing your request. Play a spot of Adele’s Rolling in The Deep and Audiolab’s impartial, innocuous tone is clearly there. Less is often better, for me at least.

Audiolab Q-DAC review

Talk about trickling it down. At the end of the panel are the headphone output and power switch. There is a modern solution.

Sincerely Michael Krauss Sadly, the answer is “no”.

For Useful range of features Sonic control and composure Nicely judged tonality. Post 14 of Your username or email address: Post 10 of Oct q-cac, at 7: Aug 21, at 7: Terms and Conditions apply. See all 4 reviews. The manual is comprehensive, with details provided for setting up with a computer output.

Audiolab Q-DAC – tweaker’s delight

However, time-domain pre-ringing is present, and Audiolab says this can lead to listening fatigue. Philips produced the best test CDs Denon, Technics and a few others too but these were never made available to the public, at least in any obvious manner.


Whichever q-dacc choose to connect you can be sure that the Q-DAC will maximise your listening pleasure and give you unbeatable performance at its price point. Dec 29, at Place the Q-DAC within a more modest system, and it shines better. Perhaps it has less grunt than what I would want, and this was more obvious when the Q-DAC drove a power amp directly — with some equipment, even at soft volume, you can hear the bite and control.

The last choice is supposed to provide the most technically accurate response in the frequency domain. Aug 21, at I findit really shocking as well that no one mentions much on the q dac.

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