Publisher’s note: Doug Schroeder, in conversing with Gary Dews, owner of BorderPatrol, found him “perfectly polite and technically succinct,” which inspired him to write this review in the style of notation form of the Owner’s Manual. This review is separated into two parts, namely a Q&A section, followed by the review observations. Per Doug: “Do not mistake brevity for lack of enthusiasm. Enjoy!”

Since Doug has given us a break this time by writing a sub-8,000 word Review, we’ll let him off.

The Q&A

Doug Schroeder: The DAC SE uses copper for chassis. Why?

Gary Dews: The use of copper for the casework was a spin-off from the BorderPatrol amplifier designs. Early BorderPatrol amps were made with steel and aluminum chassis.