Hi everybody, first I’d like to thank all of the regular (and not so regular!) contributors to this forum. I’ve learned a great deal from you over the last 2 years or so.
I’m currently trying to upgrade from my Stellar GCD to a better DAC. I’ve been considering the Schiit Yggdrasil, and Chord Qutest, but also came across an opportunity today to pick up a Directstream Jr. for the same price as the Yggy.
I’ve read as much as I can read and I’m at the point now where I just need to pull the trigger on one of these things, get it into my system, and start getting some first-hand experience with them.
So, if you were to choose, which of the 3 would you start with? ($2500 is a hard cap…I can’t go any higher in price) Is there a clear choice?
Would the discontinuation of the Jr. hold you back from picking one up at a great price?
Thanks for any experience, thoughts, or direction you can provide.
(Current system: PC source, PS Audio GCD/S300 stack, Quad S2 speakers. For the time being, any new DAC would be run through the preamp section of the GCD)