I listened and demo'd the Chord Hugo, Mytek 192, M2Tech, Young DSD, Auralic Vega, and Wyred4Sound and it came down to exaSound e22 winning.
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Decibel - a very straightforward to use Mac OS X audio player with a clean and user friendly interface - becomes the first Mac OS X audiophile-grade player with ASIO support.
"...What is absolutely certain is that the exaSound represents fantastic value in terms of the results it produces. I now find myself playing music through the exaSound as a first choice because it sounds so good on my system and is so convenient. I cannot see myself purchasing another CD."
"I am impressed by the sound quality! The e28 DAC is really a fantastic piece of equipment. I truly believe that buying your DAC was the best choice. I am still excited with the sound of the e28."
"We’ve just tested our aria music server with exaSound e28 multichannel DAC, I am happy to report that aria nicely plays both multichannel PCM FLAC and native bitstream DSD64 files via the e28 USB input. An ASIO driver from exaSound has to be pre-installed on the aria server. We believe this is another aria’s “first” in the audiophile music server market... "
The exaSound e28 multichannel DSD256 DAC was at the center of the MBL-powered Positive Feedback Online (PFO) room at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2014. Dr. David Robinson, Publisher of the Positive Feedback Magazine, used the exaSound e28 DAC to illustrate the sonic differences between DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 takes from the same master tapes.