DAC for second system

Putting together an office audio system; with space constraints ( not to mention cost).

Looking at R2R  NOS DACS; for an organic sounding system.

There are many threads on Border Patrol, MHDT, Lab 12 etc.  I see there is an upgraded ( as compared to earlier threads) Border Patrol SE-1.

Any listening perspectives on the upgraded model.

Any suggestions in the 2-3 K price point ( up to 5 if its really good ).



My local dealer gave me his Watson Madison ( streamer plus DAC ) to try out in my main system.

Very simple design.

Very compact ,

Sounds great; huge soundstage.

Has anyone tried one?

Consider a Mojo Audio DAC. Call Benjamin. He'll answer.

30 day no obligation trial. He's discounting some items.

There are several reviews to check out.


Mopmerantz my home office system is primarily used to fill in the background of a normally boring day working though I listen to it 6-7 hours a day 5 days a week it gets used far more then my main system, being married with kids I could never ever get away with that .

The dac I use Gustard A-26 chip base is much lower in price then your budget though it’s not a r2r it’s brother the Gustard R-26 is I understand this model also is equal with performance way beyond its retail price .



Mojo Audio R2R DACs are terrific and fit your price points.  I've the Mystique' 3.  Many other models are R2R.

i enjoyed my time with a mojo dac, but ultimately i returned it to benjamin -- not because i didn’t like the sound, but because i wanted a dac that had variable volume to drive a power amp directly (in addition to sounding terrific)

i felt the r2r mojo sound very very nice, very natural and organic very refined, not a trace of digital nasties/harshness - if anything it is a touch on the ’polite side’ to my ears