A streaming integrated amplifier is a device that connects to your network via Ethernet or WiFi while also housing a DAC, preamplifier, and power amplifier all-in-one.
It was a few years after we all miraculously survived the Y2K hullabaloo when I caught wind of a CD player I might actually enjoy listening to.
Fern & Roby The Ravens Floorstanders ($9500/pair).
Ownership has its privileges. When we own things, we can do anything we want with them—share, loan, sell, etc. Not so with downloads.
darTZeel LHC-208 ($17,000.00).
Big sound from a little box. Isn’t that everyone‘s dream?
Linear Tube Audio Z10 Integrated Amplifier ($4900.00 + $500 for optional MM/MC Phono Preamp).
I reviewed the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 bookshelf speakers and said:
AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp ($299.95).
A streaming DAC is a device that connects to your network via Ethernet or WiFi while outputting an analog audio signal. It streams and it’s a DAC.
In many cases, choice is a good thing. When it comes to hi-res downloads and sample rates, choice, especially when there’s a premium attached, just bugs me.