Int. Amp...


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short and sweet question...

are there and integrated amps out there with an inbuilt DAC that is of reasonable quality? budget up to £1000



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Yes, well at least if you go s/h.
As an example, I believe that there's a version of the Bel Canto S300i that has a digital input. I've just read a review of a Consonance valve integrated with a built in DAC, though being fair, you'd need to partner it with a pair of highly efficient speakers to really give it credit, and 99% of users don't have those.


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Another option would be a s/h AV processor like a Linn 5103 (which by default will have a built in DAC), then put a good stereo power amp on the backend. That would be an interesting pre-power combo.

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