DACs

Reviews

£ 2750

The DAC XP remains a fine product. The Signature upgrade makes it an even more pleasing performer

£ 170

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

£ 199

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

£ 400

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

£ 500

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

£ 100

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

£ 450

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

£ 400

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

£ 1990

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

£ 1250

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