Many companies recently began to offer options for raw VAW-players – that God. I hope the CD/DVD.SACD all will die and go to hell. Playing the row files is the way to do. Even the raw 16/44 VAW is so far beyond then any crap put in disk that it is not funny.
Anyhow, Weiss juts jointed the list of the pro companies that offer the VAW-orientated DAC.
The Weiss new "Minerva" DAC supports firewire and it look like the dealers do promote firewire. This new Weiss might be an interesting new little machine.
Weiss is very good company generally and the do very reputed pro digital equipment. Their digital EQ pretty much universally considered the best in the industry. This Weiss ADC should be very good, I never had it but it should similar in quality to Lavry AD-122. Weiss does DACs, on commercial and one professional. It has a good reputation, although my exposure to it did not convince me to use it (despite that a friend of mine was Weiss distributor), though I did not try it in my own playback. The Weiss CD passport was pretty bad, very very bad. I have no idea or it was an accident or it was a some kind of sign. The new Daniel Weiss VAW DAC might be anything: good or bad. We will see soon what the big digital companies make for VAW-DACs. Another year and all more or less serious companies will have similar options. Let see what the times brings. For now, the Weiss Minerva looks like out there…
Rgs, Romy the Cat
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