Audio Analogue AAdac USB DAC £3299 Review
January 7, 2021 § Leave a comment
The secret of this DAC is its combination of detail and definition while delivering music on an entirely human scale, as is entirely apparent with Francesco Piemontesi’s second volume of Mozart piano concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra [Linn CKD622; 192kHz/24-bit]. The orchestra opening to No19 is sprightly and gloriously captured in the Usher Hall acoustic, and then Piemontesi’s piano enters with an almost luminous tonality, albeit with each note crisply defined and a wonderful delicacy of touch.
The AAdac just loves this music, conveying it with spirit and real vivacity, maintaining excellent clarity while also revealing the entirely unforced balance of the recording. This really is the closest thing to having the best seat in the house.