Older DACs and sampling rates

One from our archives, but still worth dipping in and out I feel. Neil

I'm been looking at some older DAC options and there are some nice older models around which admittedly can't handle todays hires sampling rates but is this really an issue? Just because an older DAC might only handle up to say 48kHz for example then surely for streaming ripped CDs I won't be losing out much by going old school? My main criteria is sound quality and not the specs as we all know that the two aren't always related. What do you think?

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