Terminator II or Rockna Wavedream Edition (non signature version) which one to buy and why


I would like some help to decide which one of those 2 good dac I should end my quest...

The terminator II (a bit down from the plus model)


the rockna wavedream edition (non signature version)


I cannot find anything comparing those exact one together on the net

So if someone did tried those two I would appreciate your personal preference....


I was looking for a may kte but change my mind...

and also looking for a la scala optologic but would have to find one used in good condition, I don't dig the nextel covers.... After years the nextel get sticky and fragile....  I know because I used to own a esoteric p2-d2 and it became a problem with age..


Thank in advance



Hey @danthemannn 


DENAFRIPS Terminator II is a trickle down of the Terminator Plus. In my opinion, it's a great DAC that punches way above its asking price. 


Here's the Terminator Plus review might be of interest to you:


The reviewer compare it to various DACs.

Happy reading!



Alvin @ Vinshine Audio


One thing I noticed in this comparison above is that the T+ was compared to the older version of the Venus DAC, there is a newer version now called the Venus II which is an improvement on the original version, I have that one and it is very good to my ears. It is supposedly very close to the original Terminator DAC. Not T+ good I am sure but still a good DAC.

Dantheman you can check out thorough measurements of both Rockna WaveDream Net and WaveDream dac including Denafrips Terminator 2 or the plus ? over on AudioPhileStyle , member GoldenOne has done an extensive review I think will help you to decide.

I recently sold the WaveDream pair they hold their value very well , fabulous sounding though expensive.


Just an FYI for the OP and Denafrips owners who may not already be aware of this- I’ve found that utilizing the USB output is an absolute must. I initially discounted using USB because my unit needed a firmware upgrade which I didn’t have the capability of doing. Long story short, I recently took care of the firmware and went with a Sablon 2020 usb cabe. The difference between USB and coax is significant. 

For In_shore....


You said    I recently sold the WaveDream pair   what did you used after, terminator plus ?

Thank again