1. Audioengine D3

    Audioengine D3

    The D3 sounds OK, but key rivals perform to a much higher standard and for significantly less money

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  2. Musical Fidelity V90 DAC

    Musical Fidelity V90 DAC

    A well-priced, well-featured DAC that’s a pleasant listen, but far from the last word in outright entertainment

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  3. NAD D 1050

    NAD D 1050

    A brilliant box of tricks that holds plenty of appeal for those in the hunt for a desirable desktop DAC

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  4. Parasound Zdac

    Parasound Zdac

    Not the final word in DAC performance at this price, but the Zdac still produces a lively, likeable sound

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  5. Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

    Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

    We’re used to Cambridge Audio being aggressive when it comes to price, but even by its standards the DacMagic XS represents excellent value

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  7. Meridian Director

    Meridian Director

    The diminutive Director packs a sonic punch but doesn’t have the rhythmic swagger of the best

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  8. Arcam irDAC

    Arcam irDAC

    Product of the Year, Awards 2013. A brilliantly talented DAC with bags of sonic appeal – its main rivals should be worried

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  9. T+A DAC 8

    T+A DAC 8

    The DAC 8 is beautifully engineered and usefully equipped, but most of all – it sounds great

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  10. Naim DAC-V1

    Naim DAC-V1

    Best DAC £1000+, Awards 2013. A stunning all-round performance from what is arguably Naim’s best DAC yet

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  11. Audiolab Q-DAC

    Audiolab Q-DAC

    Sounds inoffensive – to such an extent that it becomes uninteresting

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