Satie – Ivo Linnenberg's new fully balanced flagship DAC Satie [€8'790] continues the new form factor of his Widor amp and positions itself above the Telemann DAC with two coax and one each Toslink, AES/EBU and USB digital inputs, 1 x XLR analog input and RCA/XLR outputs fronted by an ESS ES9038Pro chip with 140dB S/NR. Three femto clocks with 80ps clock jitter handle the 44.1/48kHz sample rate families and the chip's data buffer. There are six selectable digital filters and remote volume control via a passive relay-switched resistor ladder with output buffer for constant low output impedance. Finish options are black or silver.