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Now better than ever, the latest version of the BorderPatrol SE-i DAC features several significant revisions and refinements that further enhance its musicality and listenability.

The minimalist, non-oversampling R-2R DAC chip remains, but is now mounted on a new BorderPatrol-designed DAC circuit board that uses through-hole resistors, capacitors, and DAC chip in place of the surface mount parts on the previous board. The tube/solid-state hybrid choke input filter power supply now features a custom-made, oversized, R-core power transformer in place of the previous E-I/toroid transformer arrangement. Jupiter cryo-beeswax film and foil capacitors are standard fit.

The result is a DAC that sounds richer, more dynamic, and more together, with more vivid tone colors and a seamless top-to-bottom uniformity, and one that sounds even more musical, stress-free, and involving than before.

If you are looking for a DAC that sounds relaxed with a natural tonality, this DAC is for you. If your music system tires you out rather than entertains and charms you, this DAC is for you.

If listening to music is your thing rather than analyzing recordings, check out the revised BorderPatrol DAC.

At its price point, and frankly, at a good bit above, I can’t think of another DAC that would provide a more musically involving experience. Highly recommended.

Ken Redmond, The Audio Beatnik

If your right brain dominates and your romantic heart throbs, I highly recommend the DAC SE.

Herb Reichert, Stereophile

I hadn’t intended on writing a review. After living with its sonic seduction, I couldn’t resist doing a bit more than just a follow-up piece.

Dave McNair , Part Time Audiophile

Right away I knew the BorderPatrol wasn’t just another digital converter; there was more life, more body and soul to the sound of files.
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Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac C-Net

It’s a little breathtaking, really, but never in that fatiguing kind of way.

Scot Hull , Part Time Audiophile

Once I stopped comparing and just listened, I fell in love with the sound. BorderPatrol has a musicality that you just don’t get from everyday digital gear.
See the video here >

Steve Guttenberg , The Audiophiliac C-Net
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UPGRADE YOUR BP DAC TO THE LATEST SE-i SPECIFICATION WITH JUPITER BEESWAX HT CAPACITOR

Available with asynchronous USB input, SPDIF(COAX) input or switchable USB + SPDIF(COAX). Custom options include two switchable COAX SPDIF inputs or switchable COAX and BNC SPDIF inputs.

Plays files up to 24/96kHz via USB or SPDIF(COAX) including TIDAL Master recordings.

The DAC features:

A non-oversampling (NOS), no digital filtering Phillips TDA1543 R2R DAC chip circuit with no output buffering.

A painted copper metal chassis.

A tube/solid-state hybrid choke input filter power supply featuring an EZ80 tube rectifier. (To our knowledge, BorderPatrol is the only company applying tube rectification and choke input filtering to digital circuits.)

Dimensions: W x D x H:9 x 7x 3in (226 x 173 x 78mm)

Shipping Weight: 8lb/4kg

SE-i USB $1650
SE-i SPDIF $1650
SE-i SPDIF X2 $1750
SE-i USB+SPDIF $2125

BorderPatrol DAC SE-i

220V-240V versions available. The mains voltage is configured internally and will be factory set for the destination country.
International Buyers (including Canada) please purchase using PayPal below. An additional invoice will be sent to you to cover additional shipping charges which costs $50-95 to most destinations.

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All DAC’s are sold with a 14-day return option. Terms and conditions here.

Available as USB only, SPDIF(COAX or COAXIAL) only or switchable USB + SPDIF(COAXIAL). The USB version of the DAC also features a SPDIF output which enables it to function as a very high quality USB to SPDIF converter.

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