Eversolo Flagship DMP -8 - Dac Streamer Server Preamp- A True Audiophile Bargain

For those who can afford to spend $5k on up for a Dac And Separate streamer 

This probably would not interest you . This is for the Audiophile who 

Cherishes Sound Quality and Value on a budget. This DMP-8 fits this perfectly 

This I feel is the best in the under $3k class on so many levels. Starting with a aircraft grade Aluminum case,That being said 

You Can buy this for under $2k .before I proceed  a shout out to

Perrotta consulting for the excellent service - recommendations.

Before I go further look at the Many great reviews on YouTube.

I was very familiar with the Eversolo 6 master edition with the better parts quality

And uses the Sabre dacs. The A8 is much better still and uses the new AKM flagship 4499EX dac chip,

AKM4191 modulator, and AK7739 conversion chip.

This is the most R2R sounding delta sigma dac I have heard to date,

And a ton of brand named parts in the build quality. The latest Xmos Gen3-316

Processor ,excellent interface ipad or droid or the 6 inch touch screen ,

Way to many things to list ,it even has 6 different filters to Taylor to your audio system ,streams pretty much everything out there ,and waiting for Roon certification-weeks away , everything operates very smooth and fast. The dac is very detailed and refined .very natural sounding not bright ,and filters can change tonal balance.if need be depending on your taste ,and they do work well.

It also has a true R2R resistor ladder preamp to relay controlled,far better then cheap digital preamps without losing resolution . I am not saying it will beat my Schiit Freya plus with top NOS tubes ,but it is respectable.

This also has dual femto clocks , a low noise smps power supply incoming as well as a Linear power supply ,with excellent Nichicon gold capacitors for filtering the     D to A conversion.

In our multi state audio get together compared to the under  $3k class against models such as, Ifi audio pro, $2600 Hifi rose ,Gustard A26 I personally owned and don’t agree at all in one review that it betters this AKM dac except more forward sounding and is not a streamer . One thing we always do when testing is use exactly the same system to compare at the home we are at ,I have seen others,even reviewers change a different cable while comparing different products which makes the comparisons not accurate. Just an observation from my experiences.

having 6 filter settings is Very helpful for it keeps the detail, it just rolls it off faster or slower ,#1 filter is a bit warmer , if your speakers for example with tube equipment you may want a more neutral  filter for your setup, it even has DSP , this can change total perspective ,I don’t mess with. if you want to try it for room problems ok .It does have 5 types of meters or a spinning record on the LED display for options  !

Connections most everything you could want including ,I2S.  .one thing was brought to my attention ,

A very good power cord makes a very big improvement . Much  more so then with my terminator dac ,Why because of Dac streamer,preamp being together a high end power cord filters that last 1-2 meters .

I currently am testing the Highly recommended AQ Tornado - Source- power cord with active shielding ,with Excellent  results ! Vs other $3- 500 power cords.

Anthony at Perrotta Consulting gave me a Excellent package $$ deal.

For under $2k to get all this,  this is a fantastic product ,hats off to Eversolo !!



For the 2k + price point there is nothing out there Thst offers excellent build quality 

and quality audio with a server  the only think I am waiting for is Roon ,they said 3-4 weeks , in the meantime I just use Qo buzz.

I bought this mainly for the Mrs . I  have a terminator dac , I am saving for he Excellent T+A 200 dac- preamp.

Does anyone know if on the A8 you can simultaneously use both analog outputs BUT set the high pass filter on one output independently of the other output?  I would like to be able to set the high pass at 80hz for example on the xlr outputs  but still run my subwoofer from the rca jacks. I don’t own a A8 yet but this would be a dealbreaker for me.

I have owned every Eversolo product and the master with LPS. I will say for the money they are good value. Sound wise not my cup of tea. The A6’s too forward and bright in my system. I was not happy with local streaming with my music. Tried external and internal ssd and no dice. The A8 was better, but in my system the vocals were sought of pushed back in the mix of music. I ended up with an Aurender N200 and it was bliss. Everything so natural sounding.