I recently had the amazing opportunity to unbox, set up, and listen to the all-new McIntosh MA252 Two-channel Integrated Amplifier.
I get a lot of friends through my listening room, which is mostly full of Simaudio equipment, with speakers by Daedalus and a Nottingham turntable.
Today, I’m looking at NAD’s C 328 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier. It’s a two-channel integrated amp with digital chops in the form of an advanced DAC that features a dual-differential signal path. It also supports moving-magnet phono cartridges and boasts a clean and efficient 50 watts-per-channel thanks to a unique Class D design.
The McIntosh MA8900 stereo integrated amplifier follows a long line of classic solid-state integrated amplifiers from McIntosh. It features high power, autoformer speaker-coupling, and the usual generous array of McIntosh controls; all implemented with state-of-the-art technology. The McIntosh MA8900 offers the classic Mac sound, looks, and quality for the twenty-first century.
NAD’s Director of Advanced Development, Bjorn E. Edvardsen, has been so pleased with the Hypex UcD Class D tech from the D 3020 integrated amplifier, that he uses this “hybrid digital” module in the new NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital integrated amplifier. Along with this sleek technology comes some other interesting advancements, such as built-in Chromecast and Wi-Fi streaming capabilities. It may not win any design awards for aesthetics, but the NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital integrated amplifier can still deliver the sonic goods and can drive almost any speaker on the market.
ELAC has made a big splash since 2015. They introduced two brand new lines of speakers designed by Andrew Jones, and have a third on the way. ELAC’s EA-Series EA101EQ-G Integrated DAC-Amplifier is their first modern foray into audio electronics. It may be even ...
The NAD 326BEE may not be beautiful…..but it was on sale for a good price. It is built in Canada and MOST IMPORTANTLY it belts out music like nothing I had heard previously.
Enthusiasts covet sound quality above all, while others prioritize convenience. The NAD M32 DirectDigital Amplifier bridges the gap between audiophile and lifestyle products. This smart-amp incorporates advanced amplifier technology from the Masters Series along with an optional BluOS module that pulls music in from the Internet and your personal library. It’s just as comfortable playing your most treasured vinyl as it is pulling in alt-rock from iHeartRadio.
Emotiva TA-100 Stereo Preamp/DAC/Tuner With Integrated Amplifier and Airmotiv B1 Bookshelf Speaker Review
With Emotiva’s TA-100 Stereo Preamp/DAC/Tuner with Integrated Amplifier and a pair of Airmotiv B1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers, beginning audiophiles can buy themselves a great system foundation for just over $600.
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.