I got rid of my CAL Alpha for an Audio Alchemy 3.0 and love it. It was less hassel, very clean and no tubes. The Alpha constantly searched for input if I was using a different source than digital. Also, getting up off my butt to chose toslink/coax or ? defeated the purpose of relaxing to music. All CAL d/a's are nice but usually come with garbage chinese or russian tubes. For around $250, you can't beat it.
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