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by Will Pope on May 11, 2006 in Audio

Friends, Romans,Countrymen, lend me your ear. Well both ears actually as we take a look, and a listen to the Silverstone EB01 USB digital to analog converter.

Under the Hood & Conclusion


So let’s see what’s under the hood.

So did you notice how easy it would be to change the color of the indicator LEDs? Unplug the blue and plug in whatever color you want. It also has a small footprint so it can be tucked into tight spots.

Conclusion

If you are really into music then this may be the solution for you. It sells on New Egg for around $90.00 USD but compared to the cost of a 200 disc CD player it’s a less expensive way to achieve high quality sound and the ability, by using a large capacity hard drive, to access way more than 200 CDs. Like I said before the sound quality was excellent. If you don’t really care about sound quality then you probably wouldn’t spend the money. It would make an excellent addition to a HTPC set up as well.

    The Good

  • Quality construction.
  • Looks good.
  • Does exactly what the manufacturer says.
    The Bad

  • No Power switch, a minor point for me but worth a mention.
    The Ugly

  • Nothing ugly about it.

For what it does and the quality of construction I’m giving it a 9 out of 10. I read some reviews that seemed confused as to this products purpose. It was obvious to me and one other audiophile form the first moment we heard music through it. I also read about volume issues. At first I couldn’t get sufficient volume out of it un till it was pointed out that I should adjust the volume in Windows. Once done I could have shredded my speakers.

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