Bricasti Model 1 Series II DAC

This DAC seems pretty interesting from both an analogue as well as digital conversion point of view:

I currently own a highly modded DirectStream MKI DAC, but this DAC I really want.... MSRP is around $12K....

Any opinions on this DAC?


@sksos ​​​​​​

​​​​​​Thanks for that info! admittedly, I have not had the chance to try any of the Bricasti offerings. there is a dealer local to me, but they only have the M3 in store, and they do not allow for home demos. they did invite me down for a listen, but I have not taken up the offer as I do find it hard to evaluate a dac when it is in a whole other system. hence, for this instance I have to rely on stuff I read/user reviews and advice/comparisons on forums etc.

tbh Im not unhappy with any of my dacs. perhaps just to scratch an itch, as I’ve always been curious about Bricasti (as well as the Weiss dac502).

@sksos is spot on with the Bricasti sound signature. 
Will the dealer allow you to bring your dac in? That would allow you to set a baseline. 

@docroasty we have the latest M3 and would be glad to ship it out, just pay for shipping. This way you can understand  the Bricasti sound. You might even love the M3. Let me know if this will work?


 (Dealer disclaimer)

@sksos many thanks for the offer. I would have loved to take u up on it but I'm halfway around the world in Singapore. I used to have the Benchmark Dac3b; is Bricasti somewhat similar to that? 

@docroasty have not had the Benchmark in my own listening studio but have heard it several times. It's a fine DAC maybe a bit on the clinical side and not having the transparency of the Bricasti.. Again without having it in a known system it's hard for me to judge all parameters