Dec 3, 2011

kajak12/Mario or other 1541 dac users may explain further, but the Philips TDA1541 was the second generation DAC chip following the mother of all DACs the original TDA1540. The TDA1541 is very common to 1990's Marantz and Philips cdps from $299-$3K+ and found in several other British machines of that era. It is really just a dac chip like any other dac chip. However, over time I think people have come to realise that CD technology has not really gone very far, and that the old TDA1541 is still a very nice sounding DAC chip, some would argue its the best of them all? It is no longer made, hence its collectability and cult status.⁴