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A dongle DAC extravaganza!
It’s as if the fine folks from Italy-based Riviera Audio Laboratories were speaking to me when they wrote: An audio amplifier must reproduce a signal with the highest fidelity… for the human ear, not for […]
The $99.99 Bolt DAC/Headphone Amp from Helm Audio is certainly the slimmest dongle DAC to arrive in-Barn of late, giving it the appearance of a dongle without a DAC!
I included a ruler in the picture of the Clones Audio 25iRX Integrated Amplifier ($1975) so you can appreciate its atypical size and lovely proportions.
Something familiar (looking*) this way comes.
The power amp section of the Parasound HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier was designed by John Curl, one of the most respected and revered circuit designers in all of HiFi. Outside of hifi, Curl designed […]
The Jadis DA50S Tube Integrated Amplifier ($9795.00) is a push-pull design using a quad of KT120 Octal Beam Tetrodes and a touch of feedback for 30 Watts of pure Class-A output power.
The Weiss DAC501 comes from the genus Streaming DAC, one of my favorite classes.
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.