What is Brown Burr? I noticed that my Dvd player touts this as a feature and wanted to know what it is and what benfits it may give me over anything else.
It is simply the name of a company that specializes in higher-end processor units. It''s now part of Texas Instrument. Other good DACs are made by Crystal.
Are asahi-kasei any good? I was looking at the anthem AVM-20.
yes, the anthem is a very capable and upgrade-friendly unit.
DAC or ADC makers that get mentioned often are Burr Brown (the most popular, it seems), Crystal Semiconductor, Wolfson, and Asahi Kasei. Another DAC that''s gotten a good reputation is Digital Conversion System''s Ring DAC.