In the Young DAC thread there was a bit of discussion about the PDX DAC. It is a DAC made by Lenehan Audio on the Gold Coast in Australia. To find a bit more about it check out the review:
It is not a NOS DAC and its valve output stage is very transparent. The review above is of the base level model - the level 2 is even better and at that level is one of the two best DAC's I have ever heard - and of recent times I have heard quite a few.
As one of the the best DAC's guys out my way have available the level 2 was used in the Transport vs Computer comparison where computer audio using an Audiophilleo2 finally bested the transport. This is the DAC I am getting built with the John Kenny I2S Hiface built in and will be used to compare to the Audiophilleo2. For further information about the John Kenny check out:
I will keep you guys posted on what eventuates.