This may have been Audio Research’s first digital product but what a smash hit it became. Stereophile Magazine would even take this to the competition that cost up to $12,000 and felt confident the DAC1 will blow them away. It may be “old school” tech inside now – 18 bit with 44.1 KHz sampling but for the money, this is a under $600 audiophile bargain.
Cosmetically, this unit is in good condition. Some light scratches around the edges of the faceplate but nothing too distressing. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.