Meridian Director DAC
Meridian’s Explorer DAC might handle your mobile and/or mid-range audio digital-to-analogue conversion needs, but a bigger job – like converting for larger analogue hi-fi systems – calls for bigger equipment. Meridian’s Director borrows components from their high-end Reference 800 Series, connecting to your digital audio source via USB, optical or coax S/PDIF, and upsampling your music to 24-bit 192kHz using Meridian’s technology and an Apodising filter for a purer, more flawless sound. Plus, it’s wrapped in an extruded aluminum shell and is just a hair less portable than its smaller sibling.
Pick one up at Amazon – $700