dCS Bartók Network DAC with Headphone Amplifier Review
January 11, 2020 § Leave a comment
“The quality of the rear-panel digital and analog I/O connections and AC/Mains inlet and rocker switch is rock-solid with zero play on anything anywhere. It’s like the whole chassis was milled out of one billet of alloy, but you can trace the seams with your hands and eyes and realize it’s not, but there are no visible fasteners anywhere but the rear panel and the underside where the massive, metal/rubber isolation feet are also attached. While it may not have as much heavy metal as a Rossini or Vivaldi in its chassis, dCS has done a great job of giving buyers the look and feel of the higher model lines without the associated parts/build cost involved with using the higher-gauge alloy plates (and the Rossini/Vivaldi’s multiple power supply architectures, separate boards, etc.).