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Default dCS Rossini Apex DAC.

In the December issue of Stereophile Products of the year the Rossini Apex Dac finished number 2 behind Wilson Alexx V speakers. John Atkinson had it as his number one pick. His review from Sept 2022


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The Rossini Apex DAC is more than another upgrade; it's a major advance in digital sound reproduction, one that elevates an already excellent DAC to a much higher level. With dramatic improvements in bass, color saturation, detail, texture, and coherence, its presentation is more realistic and refined than that of the original Rossini DAC. In many respects, the Rossini Apex DAC now performs on a level previously exclusive to the Vivaldi DAC.

Should existing Rossini owners consider the upgrade? Unless the $9000 upgrade price is prohibitive, without question. The Rossini Apex DAC is a must-hear for anyone who cares about cutting-edge sound reproduction. The improvements are impossible to miss. Once you hear them, there's no going back. But be aware that because the Rossini Apex DAC sounds so natural and unforced, you may not realize how good it is until you compare it with other top-tier DACs

Overall, the dCS Rossini Apex's measured performance was beyond reproach.—John Atkinson.




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While I'm sure it is a fine DAC, if its made in the UK then JA will love it. May have to do with the fact that JA is a Brit and Stereophile is owned by the Brits. His bias is obvious.
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Cambridge. I seriously doubt JA would make up a bunch of stuff just because he's a Brit.


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While I'm sure it is a fine DAC, if its made in the UK then JA will love it. May have to do with the fact that JA is a Brit and Stereophile is owned by the Brits. His bias is obvious.
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Cambridge. I seriously doubt JA would make up a bunch of stuff just because he's a Brit.


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To be fair, Glenn didn't suggest that JA "make(s) up a bunch of stuff" but only suggested that he's biased toward UK made products. As far as that goes, I tend to agree. That said, I have no doubt at all that this DCS DAC nails it. For the obscene price it had better.
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