Best Digital to analogue convertor

Rega DAC

Rega has never made a DAC until now, but you’d be hard-pressed to notice, given how accomplished its first offering is. The Rega combines a useful set of inputs with fine build and a handsome appearance. It also sounds fantastic and won us over with excellent timing and an accurate and engaging tonality. The result is a product that has all the detail retrieval and slam and impact you could ask for, but it’s presented in a fabulously calm and inviting way. The best DAC of 2011.

Details

PRICE: £498
TYPE: DAC
TELEPHONE: 01702 333071
WEBSITE: rega.co.uk

Electrocompaniet PD-1


Details

PRICE: £1,250
TYPE: DAC
TELEPHONE: 020 8893 5835
WEBSITE: electrocompaniet.no

Matrix Mini-i

Details

PRICE: £260
TYPE: DAC/headphone amp
TELEPHONE: 020 3384 6392
WEBSITE: matrixelectronics.net