HiFi Bargains: Weiss DAC204

The Weiss DAC204 is a little brick of D to A goodness.

Company founder and President Daniel Weiss was awarded a Grammy for Technical Merit at the 63rd Grammy Awards for his work in Pro Audio:

Daniel Weiss is one of the true pioneers of digital technology. In 1985, he founded Weiss Engineering Ltd. in Zurich, Switzerland. The company has designed and manufactured groundbreaking digital audio equipment for mastering studios, including the IBIS digital mixing console and the ultra-high-quality Gambit Series digital products.
Recording Academy, December 22, 2020

All to say there’s real digital engineering chops backed by nearly 40 years of experience inside the Weiss DAC204.

The little Weiss DAC204 looks as if it was designed to fit my desktop…

…and it sounded as if it was designed for my main system, too. From my review:

It worked wonderfully, damn near perfectly, as part of my simple desktop system paired with the ADAM A3X powered monitors as well as in the Barn-filling DeVore/Leben/Auralic rig.


The DAC204 positively leaps onto my Favorite DAC List and I wouldn’t let its price fool you into thinking its limited in any significant way. Bravo!

It also strutted its DAC stuff in a tricked out desktop system paired with the lovely Enleum AMP-23R (review) and the big-things-can-come-in-small-packages DeVore Fidelity micr/O speakers.

The little Weiss DAC204 has got the pedigree, the looks (toggle switches!), and sounds as finely nuanced, fluid, fit and full as your music demands. With an asking price of $2895, this all adds up to make the Weiss DAC204 a genuine HiFi Bargain!

Weiss DAC204 D/A Converter

Price: $2895
Company Website: Weiss Engineering
North American Distributor: Bluebird Music

Technical Info

The DAC204 has a total of three digital stereo inputs: 1x USB, 2x AES/EBU or S/PDIF on Toslink or RCA connectors
Accepted formats: PCM 44.1kHz up to 384 kHz, DSD 64x / 128x
Analog Outputs: XLR, RCA
Digital Outputs (AES/EBU): XLR, RCA, BNC
Two toggle switches for output level setting
External power supply connector
An external power supply is included. All sensitive voltages have their own linear regulators.


Depth: 16.5 cm / 6.5 inches
Width: 10.5 cm / 4.2 inches
Height: 9.5 cm / 3.8 inches