New (to me) at The New York Audio Show: CanEVER Audio ZeroUno DAC

New to me, because I somehow missed it at RMAF, is the ZeroUno DAC ($7,995) from Italy's CanEVER Audio. Based on a "... proprietary implementation of special developed firmware" for the ESS SABRE32 ES9018S DAC chip, ZeroUno employs a pair of 6SN7/CV181 tubes in its Class-A analog output stage.

ZeroUno supports PCM resolutions up to 32/384 and DSD to DSD128 via XMOS-based USB, while the S/PDIF inputs max out at 24/192 (AES/Coax) and 24/96 (Toslink). I would suggest that whenever we see tubes sticking out of a DAC, the bigger the better, we have been trained to think warm. We shall see! The ZeroUno was sitting silently on the bottom shelf of a rack in the Sound by Singer room so I nearly missed it again.

More NY Audio Show coverage coming on Tuesday (time to watch the NY

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Great game by the Gmen. Glad to see Sterling have another solid game as he's from my school and there's a connection (long story). I know the show was small and a few folks ended up not attending at the last second, but that give time to hear about smaller companies products. Thanks.