The W4S Dac2 has renewed my interest in getting a standalone DAC to upgrade my CD player sound, my Sonos and also to play HiRes files (from Society of Sound and HD Tracks) off my Mac via USB interface.
My system consists of Wilson Benesch Curves (very revealing speakers) driven by a Parasound Halo A21 at present. The W4S is also attractive in that it can act as a preamp and connect direct to the Halo A21; with HT bypass as I have been using an Arcam AVR350 (receiver) in a hybrid HT / 2 ch system (I also have a TT with PSAudio GCHP phono that can also connect direct to the A21 via balanced interconnects).
Has anyone had the chance to listen to and compare the DACs listed. I realize the USB interface will be a weakness with the Sim and Bryston DACs (not able to play Hi Res files at full bit rate) but could go down the road of getting a USB to SPIDIF converter .... or use the Toshlink.
Are there other $1500-$2000 DACs I should be considering? Keen to get some advice ....
Thank you in anticipation