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Excellent DAC, Even Better Price,
The Dragonfly is ideal for me as it's basically the same size as my USB flash drive, which makes it really easy to carry around with my laptop. The first version sounded excellent but unfortunately was just out of my price bracket. The new release sounds even better and is a lot cheaper, making it an ideal choice for me. Would highly recommend as I don't believe there is another DAC this portable and this good sounding at this price.
What An Upgrade!
Was using my CD5 XS with the built in dac and loved it, but having added the Naim DAC, there is simply no way back.
Big Upgrade To My Sonos
I'm feeding my DAC-V1 from my Sonos Connect mainly, and the sound quality has taken a big leap forward since I added the Naim DAC. My advice is to go for it if you are after the best sound quality for a reasonable price!
Excellent Sound Quality
As you’d expect from Arcam, the rBlink is a very well-built little unit, with a small, discrete design, comprising a solid aluminium case with a rubberised bottom panel. Having the outputs one end (a coaxial and stereo RCA) and the power, aerial & Bluetooth sync button the other makes it easy to slip into most systems without getting in the way, unless you are syncing multiple devices to it on a regular basis. Performance Set up really couldn’t be simpler and takes about 5 minutes to unbox, connect and get music playing. Having tried the rBlink on my home system, I found the sound performance to be great from a Bluetooth device running 128khz (which I have always found to be a little flat in the past). Just picking out a few random tracks, a little lack of detail and pace was the only thing I could criticise, but nothing to upset me understanding the source. Wiring into the Arcam A19, you can lose the separate power supply and run directly from the amp. Now using the aptX at 320kps was a different revelation; the sound running from a pair of KEF R300s was excellent. No jitter or lack of detail was noticeable; the depth of sound was remarkable for Bluetooth and as good as hard-wiring in any similar device. With rich low tones, detailed mid-range and clear high tones, the rBlink delivers sound remarkably, and even when using a 128kHz source - the bass is still solid with just a minor drop off of detail. Verdict If you use the rBlink to its full capabilities you will be nothing but blown away. The quality when used on a decent set up is exceptional, offering everything you’d want and more from a wireless option. When using a standard Bluetooth signal the sound still impresses and holds together well. So if you are looking for a Bluetooth adaptor for any system, you cannot go far wrong with this smart addition to the Arcam family.