If there is a reason why DACs of past is still favorably looked upon, the DS Pro Prime II is one such reason. This DAC has amazingly depth and soundstage and unlike many other newer sub-$1000 DACs, the Theta placed more emphasize on the soul of the music rather than bringing forth music through lots of bits and oversampling. The Theta has a more natural appeal and music seems to flow smoother. It might lose a small edge when compared with the multi-bit/ high oversampling DACs in terms of finer details but in terms of musical enjoyment for the dollar, this is the one to beat. For serious little money, this is one DAC we highly recommend to any audiophile system. Digital inputs are coaxial and Toslink with one coaxial output. Analog outputs are RCA and XLR.
Cosmetically, the DAC is in very nice shape. Some minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping.