More info: TEAC UD-503
The key to the UD-503’s impressive performance is the use of the AKM VERITA AK4490 DAC chip. This new, lower-cost DAC boasts great specs, yet costs a lot less than some of the premium chips from other manufacturers.
The UD-503 includes a nice, full-feature remote that mimics most of the front panel functions: volume, input, up conversion filters, etc. The large remote is a refreshing package, considering the move toward smaller and smaller remotes for audio products these days.
|Just enough connections, including word clock|
|The heart of the UD-503: AKM AK4490 DAC chip|
|Bring on the ultra-high fs DSD|
|The UD-503 does EVH proud in 24/192|
The UD-503 steps up the sonic performance feature set over the previous flagship: the UD-501. And, as important, the UD-503 is as good as much pricier DACs on the market. With its vigorous space presentation and clean, easy-to-listen sonic persona, the UD-503 earns the Everything Audio Network Stellar Sound Award