with digital music being the mainstay for today’s default medium, it is only logical that you would want to get the most out of it. the traditional audio jack is great, but with the device like the Meridian Director DAC (digital-to-analog converter), you would be squeezing the best audio quality possible out of whatever equipment – media players, CD players, computers – you name it. following the tradition of Meridian, the Director DAC is also handmade in the UK and provides a bridge between your digital sources and conventional analog audio system. input your sources through its USB or the Optical and Coax S/PDIF connections and it will spit out up to 24bit/192kHz conversion for your enjoyment.
it features technology drawn from the brand’s award-winning Reference 800 Series, offering a full range of proprietary resolution enhancement technologies such as Unsampling and Apodizing, music grade power supply capacitors, and a 4-layer PC board for minimizing noise and enhanced performance. surprisingly, all these are packed into a compact and elegant anodized metal enclosure. design-wise, its oval-shaped enclosure looks like no other DAC which is an added boon for style-conscious audiophiles. the Meridian Director DAC is available now for £449, or about US$689 based on the current going rate.