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Title Story: The HD-Player Model 2 reviewed by HiFi EinsNull

Quotes:

“The Model 2 reveals the advantages of the technical advancements of the last 30 years. The ladder DAC of the Model 2 sounds unbelievably good: It exudes ease and musicality. The sound stage is wonderfully open, instruments are given  lots of space to unfold, creating beautiful details and definition. The sonically deep background optimizes the presentation. The player reveals so many details.”

“Whoever finds modern music servers lacking in character, will have a lot of fun with the Model 2. The concept of the HD-Player perfectly marries classical and modern qualities and becomes the centre of a sophisticated hifi system.”

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“The retro look of the HD-Player Model 2 is more than a design gimmick. Instead, the technically highly sophisticated server becomes a part of a serious hifi system.  Combining its design with fantastic sound quality and excellent user handling, DAS sets a new trend, which will hopefully be picked up and followed by many others.”

You can read th full article here (in German).

Test Review DAS Mono Power Amplifiers in HiFi Statement

We are very happy about the first test review of our new Mono Power Amplifiers in the HiFi Statement Magazine.

Quotes:

“The Viennese manufactory Digital Audio Systems (DAS) caused quite a stir in the high end scene with its HD-Players Model 2 and Model 4. Now they are presenting their interesting new Mono Power Amplifiers.

Over the years I have had many different power amplifiers in my system –some very heavy whoppers. With 10 kg, the beautifully designed DAS monos are lightweights in comparison. But as it turned out, this is not true at all, when it comes to musical capabilities. In this respect, the 500W at 8 ohms DAS monos are the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. … The DAS monos did not blink even at extreme volume levels: Drums came effortlessly fast, very deep and really with enormous pressure. Cymbals were brightly transparent, never sharp – a real treat. … Apart from the very beautiful spatial presentation, I just loved the airy, fleet-footed, transparent and lively manner, in which these monos created impressively large sonic stages. … These are real experts at work.”

Summary:

“The Mono Power Amplifiers from Digital Audio Systems really manage to square the circle: Small and beautiful housing, low power consumption, but really amazing sound. They produce speed, musicality, power and dynamics on a par with high end amplifiers many times their price level.”

You can find the complete review here (in German).

Impressions from High End Munich Show 2019

This year again, Munich saw the High End Show from May 09-12. 21.180 visitors came to see the latest in high end audio technology from 551 exhibitors. Digital Audio Systems exhibited with its partners, Wiener Lautsprecher Manufaktur und Way Cables, in the Atrium Room F220 on 70 sqm. The exhibition was a great success with quite a number of visitors claiming to have heard “the best sound of the whole show” in our room (!).

Here we have some impressions for those who could, alas, not see and hear it for themselves:

Experience our much acclaimed Digital Players at the World’s leading HiFi Show in Munich from May 9-12!

Come, see and hear us at the High End in Munich! We are demonstrating our digital Players with the excellent speaker systems of our partners, the Wiener Lautsprecher Manufaktur (WLM).

You will find us in the Atrium room F220 (2nd floor).

Location:

 

MOC München
Lilienthalallee 40
80939 München
Date: 9. – 12. May 2019
Opening Hours:
Thursday    09:00 bis 19:00 Uhr
Friday         10:00 bis 18:00 Uhr
Saturday     10:00 bis 18:00 Uhr
Sunday       10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

 

Video of the Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage, Hamburg, 2019

The weekend of February 2nd/3rd saw the 15th edition of the Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage fair in Hamburg. Ca. 6.500 visitors came to see and hear more than 400 exhibitors. We were represented in 3 rooms at once:

  • With Avantgarde Acoustic in room Ilmenau 1
  • With the Wiener Lautsprecher Manufaktur in room 447
  • With Hemiolia Tonbändern and the Wiener Lautsprecher Manufaktur in room 448

Here is a little video with impressions from the show:

 

Impressions from the Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage 2019

The weekend of February 2nd/3rd saw another edition of the Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage fair in Hamburg. Ca. 6.500 visitors came to see and hear. We were represented in 3 rooms at once:

  • With Avantgarde Acoustic in room Ilmenau 1
  • With the Wiener Lautsprecher Manufaktur in room 447
  • With Hemiolia Tonbändern and the Wiener Lautsprecher Manufaktur in room 448

There were a lot of lectures and discussions. Wolfgang Kemper judged about our presentation: „… some of the best of what I heard at the fair.“ Here are a few impressions from the fair:

 

SEE AND HEAR OUR TEST CHAMPIONS AT THE NORDDEUTSCHE HIFI-TAGE, HAMBURG

The Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage are THE opportunity for extensive listening tests. There you can see and listen to our acclaimed HD-Players. We are looking forwards to Your visit in

  • Room 447/448 (together with Wiener Lautsprecher Manufaktur)
  • Room Ilmenau 1 (together with Avantgarde Acoustic)

 

Details:

Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage – HÖRTEST2019, Free entry
02.–03. February 2019
 
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00h
Sunday 10:00 – 16:00h
 
Holiday Inn,
Billwerder Neuer Deich 14,
20539 Hamburg

Our Model 4 reviewed by HiFi-Statement

The chief editor of HiFi-Statement compares our Model 4 with his benchmark for digital playback: Melco Server, Japanese Telegärtner-Switch, Auralic Streamer and Chord DAC – with a price tag total in excess of EUR 22.000 – and concludes that the sound of our Model 4 “is simply closer to the analogue original”.

… and that at a third of the price! They could not have made us a more beautiful Christmas present.

Quotes: „…When it comes to creating a huge and deep acoustic space, the DAS is at the top of the game. … I know of no competitor that would come close to the Model 4.“

Comparing PCM to DSD playback: „… Already the PCM version leaves no wishes unfulfilled: The tonality is perfect, music flows without any hint of digital harshness; the depth of the acoustic image amazes. In short: I have rarely heard the digital version of this piece so fluently. The DSD version appears even smoother – a hint more flowing and round.“

In comparision to the digital benchmark components, „… the DAS creates just a tad more acoustical space and exudes just a bit more warmth. Even if it may sound corny: In my view, the sound of the DAS is simply closer to the analogue original.“

Summary: „The Model 4 of Digitale Audio Systeme is excellently built, can be operated without any computer knowledge and offers excellent ease of use. But above all, it’s sound quality convinces: It beams the listener into huge acoustical spaces, has no digital harshness and generates a warm analogue sound. It is a sonic indulgence of the highest order – not just for analogue fans!“

 

You can find the complete article here (in German): www.hifistatement.net/tests/item/2416-digitale-audio-systeme-model-4

 

 

Germany’s largest HiFi-Magazin “Stereoplay” has reviewed our HD-Player Model 2

Result: Absolute Top Class. 93 points. Stereoplay Highlight.       

Evaluation: “You cannot wish for more from a digital music player. DAS’ Model 2 enchants with its stunning design, extremely high user convenience and absolute reliability. Musically, it plays precisely and transparently and – unusual for a digital player – highly emotionally. If you have missed soul in modern digital playback devices, you definitely should audition DAS’ Model 2.”

You can find the complete review here (in German): Sonderdruck Stereoplay 09/2018