The Weiss DAC501 comes from the genus Streaming DAC, one of my favorite classes.
The new PSB Alpha AM5 Powered Bookshelf Speakers ($599/pair) offer digital, analog, and MM phono inputs with a Bluetooth cherry on top.
The Bryston B135 Cubed Integrated Amplifier ($6695 basic to $8195 loaded) combines two Bryston products, the BP-17 preamplifier and 2.5B Cubed amplifier, in one chassis. Now that’s integration!
Glowing tubes and meters. Who doesn’t like glowing tubes and meters?
The Kora TB140 Integrated Amplifier ($5250) is an interesting hybrid affair, using both tubes and transistors to get you high (voltage) and current delivery as needed.
Over three years of R&D went into producing the Holo Audio May DAC, which comes in three performance/price levels. The KTE (Kitsune Tuned Edition) version is the flagship.
The Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC ($13,400) is not your grandmother’s DAC.
I bet you saw that coming from 3506.39 miles away.
Hegel Music Systems H95 Integrated Amplifier ($2,000.00).
Alex Halberstadt has been living with the review sample totaldac d1-direct ($19,280) and is feverishly writing his review (maybe it’s just the heat). Now the d1-direct is here for a follow-up from yours truly.
Linear Tube Audio Z10 Integrated Amplifier ($4900.00 + $500 for optional MM/MC Phono Preamp).
Vanatoo Transparent One Encore Powered Speakers ($599/pair).