It’s no exaggeration to say that I’ve been thinking about writing a system review for years. It’s also the case that I’ve wanted to review this particular system for years as well. On one hand, every component review is a system review, on the other hand reviews are rarely presented as such. This is all well and good as long
Last year, I reviewed and compared six streaming integrated amplifiers as Editor of AudioStream. I find value in these types of comparisons both as a doer and as a reader because comparative listening to like-components allows us to readily hear the sonic flavors baked into each one. From there, we can decide which matches our preferred sonic pallet and coupled
You have to have room for this system but if you do, and the price is right, you need look no further.
There’s no better way to improve your desktop listening experience than adding a pair of external speakers, except by adding a DAC and speakers. Of course there are billions of choices but if you want the scoop on just one recommended setup that comes in at $422, you’ve come to the right place.
Simple and great-sounding describes this recommended desktop system.
Once you understand Roon’s hardware requirements (see Roon-ology: Hardware Basics) and you’re ready to shop, check this list.
If you want to know what Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) I’d buy if I was you, here’s the list. Short and sweet (I’m going to add a few more to sweeten the pot).
If you want to listen to digital music, either streaming or files, using your phone, you need a DAC. Luckily, your phone already has one inside. While you can use your phone as a music player, most everyone does, you can make your music sound better by adding an external DAC.