Imagine stepping inside a room where you were transported to any recording session or live performance anywhere in the world, from any time period you choose any time you wish.
Then suppose without sacrifice in performance, you could choose from more music than you could listen to, every hour of every day, in a hundred lifetimes, from the touch of an iPad.
Listening to music has become easy, relaxing and fascinating with my Totaldac system. I "can be anywhere" that music was made and get 100% of the emotion and passion the music was intended to create.

I will say that I am not a novice and I took the Totaldac "deep plunge". For my wife and I, every moment spent listening now is an extraordinarily satisfying affair, one that we crave and can't wait to get back to every single day.
Finally, after four decades of purchasing very expensive high-end gear, finding Totaldac is like having found our own "music time machine".

My suggestion to anyone with the means is to reach as high up the Totaldac ladder as you can, and then upgrade and add components later.
You'll be amazed at what Totaldac has achieved with their amp and speakers and especially in their D to A technology.
If you love to listen to music more than acquiring gear and reading specs, then Totaldac is the solution for the ages.

We can honestly say that our Totaldac system to us is totally priceless.


Second part added, when a d1-driver is added:

Hi Vincent,

So I'm very upset with you. You did not prepare me for what would happen once I removed the ------ preamp from the chain. Lol.

I should have known better that removing my $20,000 preamp would make such an incredible positive difference. Tonight we listened for three hours. Each song brought more disbelief and curiosity.
As we moved through some of our most familiar tracks the difference without the preamp set in more deeply and more profoundly.

I'm exhausted trying to find the words to explain myself. I am very curious as to why everything sounded so much more real, more detailed and yet refined if you care to comment.
The low end was more riveting, bass notes were more precise yet transparent. The dynamic range and balance across each presentation was staggeringly perfect.
Vocals were more alive with song and blatant passion. We found ourselves hanging on to every beat, word and note. Are we nuts or what?
The very things I thought that ----- preamp did well were magnified magnificently without the preamp. We are simply overwhelmed with joy, praise and appreciation.
I've said so many complimentary things already that I'm beginning to repeat myself. I apologize for these emotional outbursts, but I just needed to tell you before I went to sleep. I think I know what "being in shock" is now.


Third part added, when a d1-player is added:

With my latest addition of the d1-player, I can honestly say, I feel like more instruments and performers are in my room. As I listen, I've tried to capture the essence of these products to share my experiences with anyone interested.
I do not work for or with Totaldac, nor do I have a financial interest in the company. I am just an enthusiastic client who considers himself very fortunate to have met this proprietor of very high repute on the internet completely by chance.
I put in many hours listening since adding a second reclocker and now the d1-player. Now here I go again trying to explain a whole new level of performance.
The addition of the latter has made the most significant improvement to date. The second reclocker and d1-player turns each recording I listen to into my own personal "live performance".

A few other observations:

Tempo and pace are much more deliberate and rhythmically precise. Percussions stand out and cymbals shine like the sun.
More instruments are even more lifelike. All are larger than life, within a space that is now without boundary. This is a pattern.
Base notes reach deeper and just seem to bounce along with aplomb. The low end continues to add great finesse to the overall sound.
With each additional component more and more detail is revealed. The d1-player seems to manage the entire system with complete control. Clarity, channel separation and depth are perceived without limits.
IMHO these are game changing exponential advancements, not just minor incremental improvements. As long-time music lovers, we are simply thrilled and driven to listen every chance we get.
Voices command the listeners undivided attention in a most satisfying way. Vocals reveal diction, textures and nuances not experienced before and they are not just heard, they are passionately felt.
Everything sounds so engaging and airy. Before us we find a multi-dimensional "wall of sound" complete with the reverb and vibrato of a live venue.
Presentation is super relaxed yet brimming with enough energy to make me want to sing and dance without ever being edgy or labored.

All Totaldac products are startlingly present, only more so as more components are added. Dynamic range of a full Totaldac system is mastered to a point of disbelief.
Regardless of file resolution being played instruments and vocals are never out of balance or overwhelming. The synergy of these products creates a focused special experience by design and not happenstance.
It took me the last full year to acquire my full Totaldac system. After many large investments over the decades, finally the technology has evolved and someone with the creative energy has stepped up and put it all together.
My full Totaldac system is nothing short of breathtaking. All these attributes make the pursuit of a full Totaldac system a phenomenal quest.

Vincent makes it possible to prove that each investment is worthwhile. His business practices are very special and reassuring indeed.
Now I fully understand the benefits of following Vincent's advice, which BTW I never doubted from my first Totaldac purchase a year ago. Every step was cumulative, and each was frankly justified on its own merits.
As difficult as it seemed I put more and more of my other very expensive gear to the side in the process.
My sense is each Totaldac component allows the others in the chain to realize their full potential driving an unimaginable result that more music lovers (of means) should simply experience.
Glorious, if I had to choose just one word to define the sound. To sum this up Totaldac's offerings include a solution to the endless quest to please our ears and minds without wasting money on mismatched gear.
In tandem from the digital source to speakers all products form a chain designed to achieve optimal performance. Having been exposed to more than my share of high-end gear over the years, I have not heard any system that compares to a full Totaldac system.
I have found Vincent to be trustworthy and honorable. He is a special person willing to share is genius.
His comprehensive lineup of products is purposely designed to allow the consumer the option to take small steps until they are ready to eventually own their system of a lifetime.


Fourth part added, when a d1-switch is added:

After adding the d1-switch my Totaldac system is finally complete (for now). Once again, I am surprised with the improvement over what I thought was already over the top.
The pattern here is unabashedly repeated. So emotionally stimulating. Bigger, better, smoother and with more realism with every step.
Buckets of precious base, countless amounts of vocal clarity and rock-solid separation of onstage players of every instrument.
These products simply go beyond description to those of us trying to make music worthy of our time to actual listen for enjoyment for extended periods of time. The connection one gets to the performer/s and performance is to love music unconditionally.
The sense of space is abyss-like leaving the music to "just be" for the purpose the music exists in the first place. The effect of hearing raw talent "live" is beyond above this listeners ability to accurately state. Please forgive me for trying.

I would like to circle back to the D100 speakers. Totaldac is a world renowned for their line of DAC. However, all products exist to be "supporting characters" to each other. These products bond to form a chain that make all the difference to the result.
My system sounds like far more than the sum of its parts. These products speak to the listener like the choreography of The Paris Opera Ballet.
The D100 speakers speak and speak they do, without the ridiculous cost, size, and weight of the world "great" speakers. Speakers that need a crane to move and support from reenforced floor joists.
The d100's leaves the concrete and steel to build skyscrapers and let the front-end do the heavy lifting.
My easy-to-place d100s are both modest in cost and stature yet they completely disappear only to have my entire room explode with sound. Like turning on the lights in a dark room.
These speakers produce "rogue waves" of sound that I would imagine will improve most high-end systems, but when used in an entire Totaldac system like what I own the d100 speaker is remarkably absent and leave behind only the sheer joy of total coherency.
A full Totaldac system streaming with Roon with D100 speaker for me has rendered vinyl and CD playback obsolete.

My journey with Vincent has taking a full year and a goodly yet conservative investment. It was an educational experience to say the least.
The process allowed me to discover my own goals and really learn how to listen objectively, not critically, but instead for the sheer enjoyment of the music.
Finally, an end to the endless sea of expensive gear that does little to actual satisfy the honest listener. To Vincent, Merci beaucoup!
These products "punch" way above their weight class meaning their value is as extraordinary as the result. A full Totaldac system regardless of how long it takes to acquire is a without comprise solution for anyone with music running in their veins.
I am more than happy to share more about my experience directly with anyone interested. Please contact me through Totaldac.