Integrated with built-in accessible DAC bad move?

A friend of mine asked me advice on buying a HEGEL 300 integrated with Dac, wondering what I might think of this purchase.

Basically, I feel those amps with Dacs will be quickly obsolete as digital technology is moving too fast.

Why buy an expensive amp with a "computer" inside when there are dozens of dacs out there - and improving fast. How about resale value?

Case in point, Naim dropped the Dac in its Supernait II....

Showing 1 response by mapman

You are right about how fast digital technology changes.

One reason to not buy an expensive integrated with dac. But there may be other good reasons to buy one as well. Just one useful factor to consider when buying. In my case I would tend to shy away from expensive digital integrates but would go with many more modest ones that already sound great if needed.