May 2020’s issue of Hi Fi News – the UK’s leading high-end hi fi journal – has a tip for all music lovers. In awarding its top ‘Outstanding’ badge to Balanced Audio Technology’s new Rex 3 DAC it says “Despite what some would have you believe, all DACs don’t sound the same, and they certainly don’t all deliver in musical terms as well as the REX DAC 3. Simply, this unashamedly expensive converter gets you closer to the music without you even realising it’s doing it. Just let it weave its magic, and you’ll be too immersed in what’s being played to give another thought to all the engineering making it possible.”