Denafrips Ares 12th Anniversary Edition

Ares the 12th – Following hot on the heels of the 12th Anniversary Denafrips editions of their two flagship DACs now comes their entry-level model in overhauled guise. One of the novelties is an I²S over HDMI input reflected on the redesigned front panel; and a direct NOS/OS button. There are also performance tuning changes inside by way of a new capacitor bank and linear voltage regulator. The Ares 2 has been rebranded as Enyo to avoid confusion with the Ares 12th. As to HDMI cables for I²S transmission, our German colleagues at fairaudio just published a review on three mid-priced AudioQuest cables explored for said purpose. Google Translator has you covered if you don't read German.