"...As soon as I got home after picking up the e22 I connected the digital output from my Meridian 508 CD player to the e22's digital in. I put on a CD by The Bad Plus and flipped back and forth between CD and e22 (after making sure the output levels were the same). I've always been happy with the Meridian 508, but right away I heard some interesting differences. Where the e22 was clean and crisp, the 508 had some "bloom" that I hadn't noticed before - especially in the lower frequencies. I also noticed that the e22 excels at 3D spatial placement, with a lot of front/back information...."
"...I invited some friends over the other night. They thought I'd have a new library of hi-def music for them to hear. And I have purchased quite a few DSD and 24-bit PCM downloads in the last month, but in the end I just played stuff I liked. Some of it was hi-def, and the jaws of my friends dropped to suitable positions, but for most of the night we listened to tracks ripped from my CD collection. I'm not trying to say the red-book material sounded as good as the hi-def downloads. We could all hear and appreciate the difference. My point is that thanks to the e22 we had a great time listening to music. And shouldn't that be the goal of any "high end" audio component?..."
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"... Just thought I'd drop you line to tell you that I am loving the e22! I will certainly not be sending it back to you, as it seems to be getting better each day... Many thanks for a great product!"
“Then this year, I ventured into Mch PC playback via Dirac Live EQ and the ExaSound e28. Now, this is really, really outstanding reproduction elevated quite a few unmistakable notches above my previous setup. I love it. It is way beyond my wildest dreams. The PC sounds better than any player I know of, Dirac is better sounding than Audyssey, and the e28 is extraordinary, the biggest single contributor to my sonic improvement.”
"...Setup of the e28 was simple and straightforward, as was integration with Dirac Live.....
Honestly, in my travels and in hearing a great number of other very fine and very expensive systems, I have heard nothing that sounds this good. That is largely due to the excellent e28 DAC."
I listened and demo'd the Chord Hugo, Mytek 192, M2Tech, Young DSD, Auralic Vega, and Wyred4Sound and it came down to exaSound e22 winning.
"...What is absolutely certain is that the exaSound represents fantastic value in terms of the results it produces. I now find myself playing music through the exaSound as a first choice because it sounds so good on my system and is so convenient. I cannot see myself purchasing another CD."
"I am impressed by the sound quality! The e28 DAC is really a fantastic piece of equipment. I truly believe that buying your DAC was the best choice. I am still excited with the sound of the e28."