Bryston brings to us a recent update to their line of digital components, the BDA-3 external DAC. “What, another DAC” you say. True, we appear to have been tripping over them lately with all the scads of DACs that seem to have been released by every brand under the sun. So, what distinguishes the BDA-3...
The AURALiC ALTAIR is a beautiful-looking digital audio product that combines a high-end DAC with wireless streaming solution. To achieve the highest quality of digital sound reproduction, ALTAIR is equipped with the Femto Master Clock, full linear power supply, and four built-in filter modes for sound customization.
The NAD C368 is a versatile product that can serve as a centerpiece to a stereo music system. It is an advanced integrated amplifier that can function as a preamplifier (with both line-level and phono inputs), a DAC (with both coax and optical inputs)...
Cary Audio attempts to provide tube-like sound from their newest 300 watts-per-channel solid-state integrated amplifier. In some aspects, I think they’ve succeeded. It sports a Class A preamplifier section with a well-built power amplifier. A premium-quality, and very versatile DAC is also included.
With a whopping 8 watts per channel in balanced mode, balanced or unbalanced headphone connections and optional DAC, the MOON by Simaudio Neo 430HA headphone amplifier sits at the top of a crowded mountain.
While the current Digital Audio Player (DAP) market has a number of well-established players already out there, not to mention all the smartphones that do double duty as media players in the world, HiFIMAN looks to differentiate the HM901s with a focus on audio quality and a few novel technology twists.
The Digital / Analogue Converter seems to have managed to become one of the most significant pieces of audio gear in most systems, and if they can double as a preamplifier, the more signifi-cant it has become.