Stereophile reviews the dCS Bartók

In the June 2021 issue of Stereophile magazine (Vol. 44, No. 6), Herb Reichert auditions the dCS Bartók Headphone DAC, discovering new pleasures in familiar recordings.

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“Its vibrant effect on familiar recordings was nothing short of spectacular. I am not exaggerating when I say that no digital component has raised the level of my listening pleasure as much as the dCS Bartók.”  

In the latest issue of Stereophile, Herb Reichert examines the Bartók’s performance with speakers and headphones, putting the system through its paces with a range of recordings by Charles Mingus, Emmanuelle Bertrand and Noël Akchoté. Herb also explores the Bartók’s range of filters, and tries out dCS Expanse: a proprietary headphone processing feature available to all Bartók Headphone DAC owners. 

 You can read the full review online here: https://www.stereophile.com/content/dcs-bartok-da-processorheadphone-amplifier-herb-reichert-june-2021 

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