3-in-1s: A new trend?
After lots of component shifting over the last few years and an increasing desire to simplify, I'm really interested in the new 3-in-1 units that combine DAC, preamp, and headphone amplifier. What I love about this concept is its simplicity and synergy while still allowing you to keep a range of separate power amps for various types of speakers. I'm in the market for one now, and a wondering if anyone's been able to compare any of the following:
Burson Conductor V2+
Various Audio-GD models
I'm aware of others, but I'm focusing on these because they all include remote control and at least one pair of analog inputs, both of which I consider vital to serve as the control center of a main system. Vinnie Rossi's LIO takes the concept to its ultimate level, but it's much more expensive than any of the above when you break down the functionality. I'd love to hear from anyone who's interested in these units and has done some comparisons.