Analog Devices Dacs VS Burr Brown Dacs

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  1. David Proud

    David Proud Stunt Coordinator

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    Which company produces more highend DACS?
    I have had both and prefer Analog Devices over Burr Brown.
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  2. JohanK

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    IMO, I don't think you can easily compare the two companies except by specs; both companies have different DACs which are intended for many levels of products.
    For sound quality testing (i.e. listening), one would have to compare DACs in the same component to provide some type of control. Consider the assertion that you may prefer the component with the AD chips b/c the analog stage is superior rather the the possibility that the AD chips are superior to BB chips.
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  3. Philip Hamm

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    Great answer!!!
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  4. Peter Johnson

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    As was previously stated, implementation is more important than DAC choice.
    A crap DAC chip can be made to sound very good, and a stunning DAC can be made to sound like crap.
     

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