If you’ve ever thought to your self “DACs are all good and that, but what I really want is one I can open up and take a soldering iron to”, the Henry Audio USB DAC 128 mkII could well be for you. If you haven’t, it probably isn’t.
This is an open source device, you see, in that Henry Audio is quite happy for you to tinker with it, both in terms of software and circuits. It even provides the source code and schematics for encouragement.
That’s not really the sort of thing we’re into, though, and we don’t believe a great number of our readers are, either, so we’re looking at the Henry more as a standard DAC – which is also very much encouraged by the team behind it.
Unfortunately, taken as such there are some immediate disappointments.
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