Review of Altmann Attraction DAC:

Hello Charles,

The DAC is finally up and running -- had my first full-day of listening today. I went ahead and bought a local-made (Delco) 12V battery and decided to get high output version (100 amps) for about 90 Euros; I decided to cancel the Optima Red-Top (50 amps) which would have cost me over 300 Euros here on order (to Korea).

Your DAC is a very beautiful sounding piece of audio instrument.

I just got totally drowned in the beauty of the reproduction -- I didn't care about the minute fine details and how to go about analyzing the sound.

The sheer enjoyment and musicality of your DAC is truly wonderul.

I found your DAC to have this amazing tonal beauty with such a colorful musical presentation that silly things like details, contrast, pace, rhythm or whatever just became, well, silly and meaningless.

Your DAC sings with such beauty and expressiveness that all audiophile considerations are now totally useless.

I am just amazed...the Attraction is so musically coherent, vibrant, colorful, rich, sweet, crisp, expressive...well, I'll just stick with "beautiful sounding" if I had to choose one or two words.

There are audio components where one may fall into the trap of analyzing the sound quality so much that it becomes sort of ridiculous.

Would one place one's face so close to a piece of beautiful velvet dress worn by a woman such that one's nose would be touching the velvet dress just to "see" how nice it is?

I can only tell if the velvet dress is beautiful if I was standing a distance away from the woman wearing it...too close then I don't think I will know what I am seeing in front of my nose.

This is the feeling and thinking I get when I listen to your DAC.

The overall musicality and the beauty of the musical presentation is truly appreciated on a "big picture" basis -- the entire package is just so right.

I love it! It's an amzing piece of audio ingenuity and too good of a value!

Thanx Charles.



This is a review of the Altmann BYOB Amplifier, Attraction DAC, Creation ADC, Altmann Phono Stage, , BYOB Speaker System, Altmann Acoustic Panel, Altmann UPCI (Ultra Precision Clock Injector) or Altmann JISCO (Jitter Scrambling Decorrelator).