Competition for a Lindemann dac 24/192, maybe Antelope?
I want to replace my Musical Fidelity V-Dac 2 + PSU 2 for an even better dac. Don't get me wrong, the MF is worth every penny and is serious (I thought better) competition for the Rega dac which I've heard once (MF with PSU ofcourse). I've done a lot of studying on the subject, talked to a few very experienced people. One of them recommended the brand-new lindemann dac with class 2 usb input up to 192 kHz. I've compared it to the MF and while it's not miles ahead of the MF it is a lot more real and analog sounding. I've heard the audiolab cdq as well with practically the same dac as in the M-Dac and I thought the Lindemann is better. It is more up there with Benchmark (very similar sound signature), Lavry, Apogee, maybe not Weiss . Now I'm comparing it to Antelope which gets excellent reviews as well because of their reference clocking. Has anyone heard the Zodiac or the Lindemann for comparison?