Hello, curious on everyone’s thoughts. I’m still building my system. I came across a really good deal on a Meitner MA3 dac. It’s from an authorized dealer and they offered to sell me one NIB for 7k. I have read and read about dacs and I am getting tired. Haha. I really like the Denafrips Terminator 2, Holo and the lumin T3 being the cheapest of them all. Once I factor in a streamer I am already close or over the 7k. Also I don’t need a dac for anything other then just streaming. Thank you 



Good to know you like the Bricasti. However, it seems way out of my budge at about between $5k - 7k from what I have seen online.

Is the sound quality differential really worth the extra $3-5k ?

That is where I am having difficulty in justifying it. Plus.. I agree my older ears are probably not worth anything more than the $2k I was prepared to spend for the Qutest.


Is the sound quality differential really worth the extra $3-5k ?

@cakyol I would assume that:

  • Asking people with 5-7 $k DACs should get an answer of  “yes”.
  • Asking people with 100-2k DACs should get the answer of “no”, or “maybe”.

@jjss49 Sir, I can get one for 7k NIB from a dealer. That is part of why I posted this to begin with, but thank you.

useful reminders and frames of reference here-in... 

hobbies are enjoyed around the world at varying resource levels... key is frame of mind, respect for others choices, not assuming your personal experiences bear all relevant answers and perspectives