Excerpt: We’re rather excited about the new TEAC Reference range . We received a super-sneak preview a few months back and liked what we saw: a family of diminutive components with near-identical chassis, all enticingly priced in the region of £300. This, the DAC, is the first one of the family that we’ve seen. We certainly like the design. There’s a good variety of sizes of DACs around, but we think the UD-H01 is about right, at just over 21cm square and 5cm high.
Pros: Smart, compact box delivers sufficient pride of ownership, good connectivity, supports hi-res audio, exciting sound
Conclusion: Treble is extended and sweet, and midrange is neutral and just as full of character as the original recording, no more and no less. The headphone output is good, too, making the UD-H01 something of a star.