I brought out some heritage speakers handed down to make a home office makeshift system. Sound was not great until I bought this amp/DAC combo and wow new life brought to the speakers. I thought maybe they had been damaged in moving or this thrown together system with no special interconnects, power cord etc, had too many weak links in the chain, but no, this made bass tight and vocals holographic. Love what this did to the sound. Super happy
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An outstanding Integrated. I bought it to use with Vienna Bach speakers but I like it so much that I am using it in my main system driving Vienna Beethoven Baby Grands. I like Parasound but a second one was too expensive. That's 90 watts replacing 140 watts. The main reason I chose the Arcam is the use of ESS Sabre chips in the DAC. I favor that DAC approach because the Parasound Integrated uses them as well as my 15-20 year old Oppo DVD player. A good DAC eliminates the often heard complaint of a very strident high end. For me a fabric tweeter is crucial as well as a good CD transport . I listen to a lot of Mahler and Wagner as well as brass music andBritish brass band. I also wanted to try the hybrid Class G amplifier. The results are outstanding. I can now listen to the many DGG recordingsI have that are always on the bright side -with this current system without listen fatigue. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a very good Integrated Amplifier and the 90 watts is absolutely as much power as needed.
Pros: ESS Sabre DAC. Class G amplifier. Also controls the Cambridge CD transport. Outstanding performance.
Cons: None so far.
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Very happy with the purchase. Great warm sound, solidly built. Pairs very well with my Focal Aria speakers.
Pros: Sound, build quality.
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