The Absolute Sound/Hi-Fi+ Guide to Digital Source Components

 


 

The Absolute Sound/Hi-Fi+ Guide to Digital Source Components is a comprehensive online buyer’s guide that helps audiophiles and music lovers choose among the latest digital source components, from music servers and related hardware accessories and software packages, to DACs, disc players, and integrated amps with built-in USB DACs.

 

 

The Guide Includes:

• Two must-read articles from The Absolute Sound Editor-in-Chief Robert Harley:

⇒ "Why A Music Server?"
⇒ "Music Server File Formats Explained"

• Capsules with photos of 20 new high-performance loudspeakers appearing on the horizon.

• Expert reviews of 42 digital source components and associated accessories:

⇒ 9 Disc Players;
⇒ 13 DACs;
⇒ 16 Music Servers, Related Hardware Components, and Software Packages; and
⇒ 4 Integrated Amplifiers with built-in USB DAC (including on All-Digital Amp).

 

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Comments

hagjerde@broadp... -- Fri, 05/27/2011 - 01:37

Hi, great guide but not at all complete without the best way of playing HiRes FLAC existing to day, the Bryston BDP-1 interface.

Loaded with HiRes FLAC the sound is outperforming anything on the market today. Don`t take my word for it, go and listen !

Regards

Håkon Gjerde

cursillotirus -- Fri, 11/18/2011 - 16:56

WHAT BEST ALL AROUND BLU-RAY PLAYER WITH BEST SOUND PLAYS ALL CDS PRINTS AND"FORMATS". SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH. IF I CAN'T GET THE BEST SOUND, I'LL SURELY BUY AN OTHER CD PLAYER; I GAVE MY OLD " CAL" PLAYER TO MY BROTHER IN LAW; MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE KEPT IT. IS THE "OPPO" PLAYER THE BEST ALL AROUND OR REGA OR CAMBRIDGE, MAYBE ARCAM. MY SYSTEM IS: " AUDIO RESEARCH PREAMP"," SIMAUDIO CELESTE REFERENCE", "TANNOY BELVEDERE", AND "YBA TUNER". I THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. geraldservant [at] bell [dot] net

REGARDS, Gérald from St-lin-laurentides

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