I've heard DSD for the first time without resampling on my system today with this DAC.
Sounds a lot better than I expected.
I just bought these based on reviews and I am very glad I did.
They sound as good as they look. They didn't overwhelm my small room either. I've learned that front ported speakers are much better for a small room than rear ported.
If your looking for an affordable speaker from SF that will reach the low 30's with in room support, I would recommend the Venere 3.0.
I'm very pleased with the PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC. It outperforms the Bifrost by leaps and bounds. I'm finally hearing my SF's for the first time. :)
I've never heard the Chord DAC, but I've read a lot of positive things about it.
I've added a pair of Sonus Faber Venere's to my system. I bought these based on many reviews and the fact that they would work in my small listening room.
They sound a beautiful as they look. Lively with a touch of warmth. The highs a well extended and very smooth.
I'm really enjoying them.
02-07-15: ZmanastronomyYes it has been a while, I was wondering where you went. Good to see you back.
System edited: I've just updated my system. It's been awhile.