CALIFORNIA AUDIO SHOW 2018: Show Report 2, The 3 Best Rooms on the Second Floor - The Audio Beatnik
Positive Feedback, by Gary Beard, 4/17/2018
Audio Bacon, by Jay Luong, 4/18/2018
The Absolute Sound, by Andrew Quint, 4/19/2018
Our buddies over at PS Audio, by Bill Leebens, 4/23/2018
Headphone Guru, by Eric Neff, 4/24/2018
Hi Fi+, by Alan Sircom, 5/2/2018
VIDEO REVIEW OF OUR ROOM AT RMAF 2017 - Peter Breuninger
He says: "Well That's something really nice and full, and musical... ...and the EXOGAl's speak for themselves, it's just a great product!" Watch it for yourself here.
RMAF 2017 by EnjoyTheMusic.com - Kemper Holt
"The weekend sound was relaxed, with a wide and deep soundstage, good bass extension, and delicate extended top end. String tone was natural, voices centered and three feet behind the plane of the speakers, trombone and piano were rendered superbly." Thanks to all our partners, including Vehement Audio Group, WyWires, Verastarr, Core Power Technologies, and especially to Gingko Audio for their arches and Artnovion Acoustics for their sound panels. Without you guys there is no way we could have make that room sound as good as it did! Read it here
AXPONA 2016 by Stereophile - Herb Reichert
...it's a brief mention but it can be found here.
AXPONA 2016 by Part Time Audiophile - Scot Hull
"...this DAC is the one to beat in the sub-$6,000 price point." Read it here.
ESSENTIAL AUDIO ROOM, AXPONA 2015 - by The Audio Traveler - Josh Emmons
"This DAC does magical D to A in ways never before seen in the Hi Fi Community."
Read it for yourself here.
PRESS: 10-12-2014 - Soundstage! Global - A shout out from Brent Butterworth
Brent Butterworth stopped by our display at the WyWires booth and gave us a nice mention here.
PRESS: 10-6-2014 - Stereophile: The Great Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Starts Friday
Stereophile lists the Exogal Comet DAC as one of the new products to see at RMAF. Look for us at the CanJam and in the Marriott, room 517. Read more here.
Comet + Ion Reviews
EXOGAL COMET DAC AND ION STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER in HiFi+, January 2019
By Jason Kennedy
"The Exogal Comet and Ion are a fascinating pairing that offer remarkable immediacy, spaciousness, and detail for the asking price. You will be hard pressed to find a pre/DAC/power amp combo that will beat these two across the board, and if your music is in a digital format, it will be an even longer search."
Test: EXOGAL COMET AND ION POWERDAC (German), September 2018
By Frank Borowski
"I would like to avoid digging out the already overused and often carelessly used phrase "it sounds analog", so I call the musical experience with the Exogals quite creatively and with full conviction 'anti-digital'"
REVIEW OF THE COMET AND ION IN U_AUDIO (Taiwan), April 2018
By Wen‧Dai Tianyi
"As the first shot of Exogal, the Comet DAC was swaggering. It was a veritable "comet" that brightly crossed space and waved to all the planets. After listening to it, I was already imagining what their next product would be and would really take us outside the Milky Way?" Check it out here. (We recommend using Google Chrome which will do the translation!)
REVIEW OF THE COMET AND ION IN TONEAudio, February 2018
By Jeff Dorgay
"Even if the EXOGAL folks are just teasing us, based on what's available right now, we give the Ion/Comet our highest recommendation. This is an excellent product." Check it out (reprinted with permission): Download link
REVIEW OF THE COMET AND THE ION IN REMUSIC (French), January 2018
By Maurizio Fava
He says (roughly translated...): "We are convinced that the short-term future of high fidelity and even more so in the Hi-End sector resides in (equipment) with this design philosophy." Read it for yourself here. (We recommend using Google Chrome which will do the translation.)
REVIEW OF THE COMET / ION COMBO FROM PHILEWEB.COM, JAPAN, October 2016
By Ikuo Tsunoda
He calls it a "small Giant". Read it for yourself here, although it's in Japanese and you may have to wade through a translator's interpretation.
REVIEW OF THE COMET / ION COMBO FROM DAGOGO.COM, US, October 2016
By Doug Schroeder
Among other things, he says "The practical outcome of all this is with the advent of the Exogal Comet and Ion in terms of design and performance, your DAC and your amp have slipped decidedly toward becoming obsolete. Exogal has just killed their performance in a targeted strike." We agree. Read it all here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET IN HIFIPig, May 2018
By David Blumenstein
"We all have different tastes, but what we all do seem to like is depth, soundstage, separation – a natural, encompassing experience when listening to music and this is what I am getting from the Exogal Comet Plus. I am playing tracks which I know intimately, ones which are indelibly etched in my mind and ears, and I’m hearing just that bit more, reaching right out at me; grabbing my attention at each successive play." Read the review here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET FROM HI-FI ADVICE, May 2017
By Christiaan Punter
"For its superbly refined, tonally rich, continuous and fluid sound and adding DSD support, extensive connectivity, a beautifully solid housing and Bluetooth control, this really is a pretty impressive package. Add in its realistic price tag and it becomes something of a bargain.." Read it all here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET FROM TONEAudio, May 2017
By Jeff Dorgay
"Combining clean design, robust build quality and above all, fantastic sound makes the Exogal Comet Plus and Exceptional Value Award winner." Read it all here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET FROM SOUNDSTAGEHIFI.COM, February 2017
By Hans Wetzel
"Considered in tandem with its strong sound quality -- its terrific tonal neutrality makes it something of an aural chameleon -- Exogal’s Ion PowerDAC should be strongly considered by anyone who’s in the market for a comprehensive stereo-electronics solution." Read it all here. (Ignore the "Measurements" section. We could never get them to understand that you can't measure a PowerDAC like a Class A amp, and the results they printed are crap.)
REVIEW OF THE COMET FROM AUDIO-ACTIVITY.COM, ITALY, December 2016
By Angelo Jasparro
"The quality of the sound of a DAC, as you know, depends not only on the digital/analog decoding technology, which in this Comet is proprietary, but also on the output stages, power supply, etc. The sound of the Comet Plus reminds me, somehow, that of the old and celebrated Wadia, at a price that is not as high as luxury high end, but more affordable good quality audio equipment; it's an important thing in a market that seems to become really crazy." Read it all here.
EXOGAL COMET WINS A "BEST PRODUCT OF THE YEAR" AWARD BY HIGH FIDELITY MAGAZINE, POLAND, December 2016
By Wojciech Pacuta
"It has amazing dynamics and its sound is incredibly open to information (not details). All recordings sound better and more natural with it, a bit like from an analog tape." Check out the announcement here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET FROM HIGH FIDELITY MAGAZINE, POLAND, July 2016
By Wojciech Pacuta
"...this small box has the firepower of a brick of C4..." (We add: "But in a good way!"). You can find an English Translation here
SPANISH REVIEW OF THE COMET FROM HIFI LIVE, March 2016
By Josep Armengol
Josep says: (Translated) "This DAC is very good!" Read it here (in Spanish)
DAGOGO NAMED US TO THEIR "SHORT AND SWEET" LIST AS "SWEETEST DAC", February 2015
By Doug Schroeder
"...for the past six months no matter how much I refine the signal ... the Comet DAC turns it into golden sound." Check it out here.
PART-TIME AUDIOPHILE NAMES THE COMET AS A RUNNER-UP FOR NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR, December 2015
By Scot Hull
"I think the Comet may be the smoother, velvetier cousin to the AURALiC VEGA, one of my personal DAC references. The short story: the Comet is an incredible machine." Thanks, Scot! See the entire list here.
SYSTEM REVIEW OF THE COMET FROM HI FI +, December 2015
Review by Chris Thomas
" The Exogal is a remarkable value for the money and could quite happily sit at the hub of many a high-end digital system." Check it out here.
THE COMET WINS A WRITER'S CHOICE AWARD FROM HEADPHONE GURU! DECEMBER 2015
Review by John Grandberg
"If you insist on dropping five figures on a DAC, don’t let me stop you… but if you want a reference device with a relatively sane price tag, get yourself a Comet to audition, pronto. You’ll be glad you did." Read it for yourself right here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET ON PART TIME AUDIOPHILE, December 2015
Review by John Richardson
"Given that the modified Antelope Zodiac has been my reference DAC for several years, the favorable comparison of the Comet against it must say something about the new-found regard in which I now hold the Exogal DAC." Read the entire review here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET IN AUDIOPHILE-MAGAZINE (FRANCE), November 2015
Review by Joel Chevassus
"...in my opinion, the Comet deserves more than just success and esteem because it is a really effective product, completely versatile and affordable." (Translated) Read it here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET ON DAGOGO.COM, October 2015
Review by Doug Schroeder
"The Comet is my favorite DAC in the under $4K space, and should be heard by anyone seeking a no-compromise digital experience. Especially for those with lesser digital file playback systems, this DAC can save your system, and revolutionize your listening experience. It is the only digital treatment to best the reigning 32 bit high frequency scheme." Read the entire review here.
COMET NOMINATED IN THE DAC CATEGORY FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL HIFI PRESS AWARD, Sept 2015.
More information here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET DAC BY HI FI+ MAGAZINE, July 2015
Review by Alan Sircom
"We keep banging on about the revolution that is taking place in home audio, and the Exogal Comet is that revolution’s agent provocateur. It isn’t the first device that replaces source component, converter, and preamp for a digital generation, but it is the first that makes that move so cogent and does so without any real compromise. If this is the shape of the future, it comes highly recommended." Read the whole review here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET DAC BY AUDIOFI.NET, July 11, 2015
Review by Lim Juan
"A very good DAC then, from experienced industry veterans who know what they are doing. ... All the right boxes ticked, the Exogal Comet DAC deserves to be heard when buying a DAC in, and even above, its price range." Read the whole review here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET DAC BY HEADPHONE GURU, June 29, 2015
Review by John Grandberg
"EXOGAL's Comet DAC is an absolute winner in my book. The sound is richly textured, nuanced, and detailed, and just warm enough to avoid sounding overly clinical." Read the whole review here.
REVIEW OF THE COMET IN "@DIME", June 23, 2015
Review By Gong Kawano
Hard to quote accurately since it's in Japanese, but he says "This DAC is good!" Check it out here.
HIFITEST.DE REVIEW April 24, 2015 (German Review)
Review of the Comet by Phillip Schneckenburger
"Exogal's Comet Plus is a sonically superior D / A converter which can deal with any kind of music. The intelligent preamp concept and well executed App-Control to give it an extra kick. A great all-rounder for computer-like system." Check out the review here.
THE ABSOLUTE SOUND REVIEW May / June 2015
Review of the Comet by Vade Forester.
"As a DAC and front end for digital sources, the Comet is a spectacular success and, especially at its moderate price, I strongly recommend you audition it in your system." Read the whole review on The Absolute's Sound's website here.
SOUNDSTAGE! ULTRA REVIEW April 1, 2015
Review of the Comet by Jeff Fritz.
"I've never heard such a detailed, resolving DAC at this price. ... It sounds great not only for its price, but regardless of price." Read it for yourself right here.
DAC SHOOT_OUT REPORT 3-17-2015
A local group of audiophiles tried the Comet head-to-head with several other DACs. You can read their report here.
AUDIOSTREAM REVIEW 3-5-2015
Michael Lavorgna reviewed the Comet.
"I'm not going to sugarcoat this: The Exogal Comet DAC is one fine sounding piece of technology." Read the full review here.
AUDIO (Korea) REVIEW 3-2-2015
Another great review from around the world!
From the translation: "The sound of Comet is analogue smooth and can feel the performance when it plays with high quality sound source." If you read Korean, you can check it out here.
REVIEW: 12-01-2014 - Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Review
Frank Berryman gives EXOGAL’s Comet DAC a glowing review and concludes that the “...Exogal Comet has few if any peers in its class..” Read the full review here.
REVIEW: 11-1-2014 - Review in the Korean magazine "Audio"
Check it out here. (If you speak Korean, let us know what it says!)
REVIEW: 10-30-2014 - Phile Web
State-of-the-art company, EXOGAL, formed by original Wadia engineers
Tsunoda Ikuo gives EXOGAL’s Comet DAC a favorable review and concludes that the “sound exceeds the size, and price.”
Read the full review here.
REVIEW: September 2014 - Ecouter Voir: Test : convertisseur N/A USB Exogal Comet
Another stellar review for our flagship product, the Comet DAC. This one is from French reviewer Antoine Gresland. Full review here.
PRESS: 6-18-2014 - The Audio Beat: High End 2014 Hot Product
The Audio Beat named our Comet one of the High End 2014 Hot Products. Read more here.
CUSTOMER EMAIL: 1-10-2015
Exogal products are now available in Vietnam.
Check out our Dealer and Distributor page for details.
Exogal products are now available in Australia and New Zealand.
Check out our Dealer and Distributor page for details.
Exogal at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, CO, October 10th- 12th
Our Comet DAC is making its U.S. debut. We’ll be with our friends WyWires in CanJam.
More on Rocky Mountain Audio Fest here.
Minnesota Cup: 2014 Minnesota Cup Semifinalists News Release
We were proud and excited to have been selected as a semifinalist in the 2014 Minnesota Cup.
Twin Cities Business Magazine: Remaking Money-apolis
Exogal is part of a trend toward early stage Minnesota-based companies receiving funding.
Read more here.
Exogal is excited to announce WBS Akustic Systeme Vertriebs as our exclusive European distributor.
Exogal is now a member of the Consumer Electronics Association.