The following quote is taken from the Two More Golden Ear Awards section of
The Absolute Sound, Issue 115. In this review, the Dodson Audio DAC is compared to the Burmester 969 CD Player and the Manley Reference DAC.

" ...I have not included the 970 DAC, whose production version arrived in September, close to this deadline. I would have included it in this ranking, however, had not its "brain" been acting a little frizzy during the past weekend. Working optimally, it gives the Manley Reference a run for the gold. (The Manley also faces stiff competition from the latest version of the Dodson DAC, which, at about a third the price, is virtually indistinguishable from the Manley in A/B tests. It took me ages to hear the differences, so small were they in magnitude.)..."