This was my first tube DAC. I was a little hesitant at first, but with the rave reviews, I decided to give it a shot. See I like a wide soundstage with a lot of detail. I have a very neutral system and appreciate well-balanced sound from top to bottom. A lot of the tube components I’ve tried tend to round out (warm tilt) the sound too much, losing much of the detail I love. I ordered this DAC with the upgraded PSVane Art S tubes. After I hooked it up and listened for 20 hours or so, I was impressed with the buttery smooth midrange, but I could tell there was something missing. After a lot of research, I ordered the Tung-Sol 12AX7s from Upscale Audio (Kevin is awesome). These tubes hit the ball out of the ballpark (and they are cheap). Man, all the detail I wanted while still retaining a little roundness and compelling midrange. Grip is a word that comes to mind. I’ve been spending the last week listening to all my favorites all over again. I am super impressed with this DAC. All my friend’s jaws drop when they hear the system now. It’s a whole new level of ambience and presence. I have the doge 10 on order. I’m looking forward to what that might bring. Tubes already here, just waiting patiently for my turn. Thanks Marc, home run.
DOGE 7 Tube DAC Sound Demo
If there is anything you want to hear on my system with this DAC, just drop and comment and I’ll see what I can do.