Watch out Amir... next you'll be wanting to put tubes in your PC!
Meanwhile we got an evaluation unit from Peachtree. It was not iDac but the Nova:
Thanks Bill. These things are high value. We had a customer walk in and bought one already!
Me too. It sounded like they wanted to appeal to people by the look of the tube, as opposed to the sound of the tube.I saw the initial articles announcing the Nova. The addition of the tube with a window to show it off was a complete turn-off for me. it suggested to me that the company was not focused on quality engineering but on trendy gimmicks.
I am also a fan of active speakers in that setting and have enjoyed the same for 10 years now. Have done that with Genelecs/NHT and Mark Levison DAC but always needed a pre-amp to control volume. I am now a big fan of DACs with volume controls with balanced output driving pro active speakers.- Tim's AVI ADM 9.1 active speakers with power amp, DAC, preamp and remote volume control functions integrated with the speakers. I can see the attraction of such a solution in my library where appearance matters, I no longer want lots of boxes and I'm 8-12 feet from the volume control on my pre-amp.
That's why it is nice to have the volume control in the DAC.- Pro-audio active monitors seem to provide part of the function needed. Integrating the amp function is a big win, especially in a near field application. However, they usually have a volume control on each speaker rather than a stereo volume control.
They are that. Unfortunately they have been stubborn and don't support WMA Lossless so for me personally, my Sonos is sitting gathering dust. For our customers though, it does work.- Sonos wireless networked music player. I've seen reports form audio system installers that the Sonos systems "just walk out of here" without much sales effort. Good user interface, small boxes and few hassles seems to have given Sonos some success.
Indeed. Companies are so slow to see the trends here. The right functionality for PC playback is not always the same as standard transports. Fortunately there is progress being made.I think that manufacturers that can package audio functions in innovative and cost effective ways and work out the ease of use issues can find a big market beyond the dwindling core of audiophiles.
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