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Anybody up to date on DAC specs?

SABRE32 Reference Audio DAC - The DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) is one of the most important components for digital audio playback. The SABRE32 Reference ES9018 from ESS Technology is the world’s best performing 32-bit audio DAC solution targeted for high-end consumer applications and professional studio equipment. With the ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference DAC delivers an unprecedented DNR (Dynamic Range) of up to 135dB and THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise) of -120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy even the most demanding audio enthusiast. The BDP-95 uses two ES9018 DAC chips - one for the 7.1-channel output, and another for the dedicated stereo output.
I'm thinking this means it is really good but what do others say? Is that better than the 83-SE?

I thinking pricing on this will be north of $800.
 

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The price is supposedly going to be around $979 in the US. Hopefully we can get it at no more than $1,000 in Canada.

Sabre DACs are really good. I would put it at the same level as Wolfson but cleaner. Many Sabre DACs are used by recording studio gears (but the name Sabre have been ommited from the chip as part of their agreement). The DACs are truly GIGO (garbage-in garbage-out) so if you're expecting for "warmth" and all that "added" stuff, you won't like SABRE. However if you, like me, want to hear what's on the recording without any additional colouration, SABRE is the answer.
 
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