- Written by Francisco Licon
- Published on 10 February 2014
Conclusions about the Emotiva Stealth DAC
The Stealth DC-1 outboard DAC is part of the Emotiva Pro line, and as such, I will offer this perspective on the unit's performance. In considering that a pro engineer or musician needs a playback unit that is both accurate and rugged, I think that the Stealth offers all the flexibility, ruggedness, and sound that a professional could count on. The qualities of transparency, dynamics, and rhythmic flow are there for the critical listener.
For the home user: if you would consider all the inputs and features of this unit along with the quality of sound, I think you would be hard pressed to find this kind of performance at this price anywhere else. I was very impressed with the Stealth DC-1's sound and flexibility. I do think that every component has a sound of its own, so if you would like to hear this great unit, you get a 30 day money back guarantee from Emotiva to try it out. If you are looking for an easy, relaxed presentation that gives you good transparency and dynamics from all your digital sources, you may find that $499 is all you have to spend to get it.