14 April 2022    |    New products, Latest

dCS Apex Listening Sessions – The Verdict

We kicked off this month with the launch of new dCS APEX DAC and some fantastic musical experiences at our dCS APEX Listening Sessions event in our Southside Demonstration Suites. Thanks to all those who came along and enjoyed the music!

A splendid time was had by all, so we thought we would share some of the feedback from our listeners.

And very special thanks to our good friends and customers Joe Pacewicz and John Cushing, both professional and accomplished musicians with the RSNO and lecturers at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Here’s what Joe and John thought of the demonstrations:


A reminder of the system used for the sessions, one of our reference demo set-ups:

  • dCS Rossini / Rossini APEX
  • dCS Rossini Clock
  • Naim NAC 552 preamplifier and NAP 500 power amplifier
  • Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 loudspeakers
  • The Chord Company ChordMusic and Sarum-T cabling
  • Quadraspire X-reference racks

New Ring DAC™ APEX is certainly a big improvement on the incumbent Ring DAC. But the sessions also reinforced the huge impact that the Rossini Clock has on performance.

Food for thought… 😊.