A DAC that crushes price vs. performance ratio

I felt strongly that I wanted to inform the Gon members about a new DAC that ranks with the very best on the market regarding performance, but costs around $2,000.00.  The Lab12 DAC1 SE was compared to three reference level DACS that retail for over $12.000.00 in my review for hometheaterreview.com and was at least on the same level sonicly, if not better.  This DAC from Greece is not just "good for the money" but competes with virtually anything on the market regardless of price!

For all the details about the Lab12 DAC1 SE performance and what other DACS it was compared to take a look at the review.  If you are shopping/looking for a new digital front end to drive your system, you owe it to yourself to check this DAC out, unless you like to spend tons of more $ without getting better performance.


I have a 1.5 Meter Audioquest Coffee ,  It is a little laid back and Not at all Bright and has a Deep & wide soundstage.
 I have the LAB12 DAC 1 SE, which is GREAT.
My pre is a McIntosh MX151, which is quite laid back. So with the Coffee, in my setup  it can be a little too laid back, but if your system is Bright, it should be PERFECT. LMK I think it might be perfect for your setup.

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Very happy with my Oyaide Class S and I prefer a slight bright presentation because I do listen to orchestral and metal. 

I am close to acquire a brand new Integre4 MKII, I think it would be a killer combo. I've heard the Lab12 Dac1 with Lab12 Pre1 and Suara, don't think anything else comes close to it at their price point. 

Sounds great. Good Luck . I think that I would love that myself (LAB Pre1+Integre4 MKII)