Reminiscing about the audio show circuit is something I do more often than I expected. Of course it’s the people of the industry I miss most, but there’s also a big soft spot in my heart for the gear. Many times I’ve fallen in love with a product line or brand entirely from my interactions with their leadership and demonstrations at audio events.
One of these memorable instances was with Weiss Engineering Ltd. products, at Axpona 2019, where I had the pleasure to sit with Doug White of TVTi, and Daniel Weiss himself, founder of Weiss Engineering, to give the DAC501 a proper listen. Read more about that special moment HERE.
Press Release Below
Buffalo, NY, November 17, 2020—- Bluebird Music, distributor of high-performance audio products since 2000, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Weiss DAC501.
Weiss products are precision-built in Switzerland to the most rigorous professional standards,
The DAC501 is a compact, half-width unit, allowing placement flexibility in desktop and studio applications, as well as in home systems of any size. Its circuitry and componentry are identical to those of the full-sized Weiss DAC502, which was recently the subject of a rave Stereophile review by John Atkinson.
Aside from its smaller enclosure, the DAC501 deletes the four-pin balanced headphone connector found on the back of the DAC502—and costs $1000 less. DAC501 US retail pricing is $8,995, compared to DAC502 US retail pricing of $9,995. ($11,995 / $13,495 Canadian)
“The Weiss DACs produce spectacular, three-dimensional sound, the best I’ve ever heard in my home system,” said Jay Rein, President of Bluebird Music. “That sound quality is worth every penny of $9,995—but being able to get that dynamic sound at a substantially lower price makes the DAC501 an incredible value—a real steal.”
The DAC501 comes complete with a full-function remote control, and can also be operated by a web interface. Silver- or black-finish units are available for immediate shipment from Bluebird Music’s warehouses.
About Bluebird Music: Founded in 2000 and led by Founder and President Jay Rein, Bluebird Music is a full service, value-added distributor of hi-fi products of the highest quality. Bluebird believes in fully supporting highly-skilled retailers who are passionate about great sound. Products distributed by Bluebird can be found at over 100 select dealerships in the US and Canada.
About Weiss Engineering: Founded in 1985 and led by Founder and President Daniel Weiss, Weiss Engineering initially focused upon design and manufacture of digital audio products for mastering studios. Today, Weiss products can be found in mastering and recording studios worldwide, and since 2000, the company has produced cutting-edge digital products for the consumer audio market.