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Steve Guttenberg Audiophiliac
Denafrips Terminator: The ultimate DAC for a not so crazy price
"I’ve lived with a lot of great DACs over the years, I just think that something really special is going on with the Terminator."
Blue Moon Award
"It's the timing and cleanness of transients. It's spectacularly unconfused. It maintains musical tension and swing like a tune which really locks into its groove. It conveys a particular rightness which, like 1st- or no-order speakers, can mint listeners who wouldn't listen to anything else. On that score, both decks had the same flavour. The Terminator simply added a whiff of 'analogue' or 'tube' feel. Being digital and solid-state, that suggested very deliberate know-how; and finesse to obtain just the right dose."
- Srajan Ebaen
THE DARKO DAC INDEX
"It’s the best-sounding digital source - by a considerable margin - that I’ve heard in my home, and it reunited me with more of my music than any other. It represents excellent value - while it isn’t cheap, buying it requires neither a law degree nor an inheritance." - Alex Halberstadt
BEST IN CLASS AWARD
"The Denafrips Terminator is all about musical essence. It is the most transparent and most detailed sounding DAC I’ve heard so far. It’s able to reveal every subtlety in a recording – and does this better than the pricier DACs."
Jay Luong, Audio Bacon
The 15th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2018
These awards are given by the editors and writers of PF in recognition of products that they’ve evaluated this year and have selected as superior audio designs.
"In other words, Denafrips gives a lot for the asking price. In this price range, I have not heard anything better yet, and the performance of the Terminator is simply remarkable!"
Joël Chevassus, Editor of www.audiophile-magazine.com