I am not totally opposed to adding just one component like a streamer but kinda want this 2nd system super simple without having to upgrade multiple PCs qnd such. Hence an all in one.
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I was looking at that Sim piece along with the Hi-Fi Rose. Can any of these allow playing files right off a hard drive? My main system has a streamer with a ripper and it does let you transfer all files to an external hard drive. I would love to be able to just plug an external hard drive in and play off of it.
Thanks for all the suggestions so far everyone!
Another choice is NAIM Uniti
I know your idea,you want to be easy and simple,so do some people else a lot.
But the result is such all in one machine is to pop up to the market,as the guys play HIFI,this people do have a lot of demand on the music,otherwise he will not in this field.
So it is catch 22.
Same situation with some one including me to try to find a good integrated to play the music,as I want to focus on music,but on complicated device.
but you know what? I just bought Audio research REF 75 SE after listening PASS LAB INT 250 equal one (X250 +XP10),and my ear do not accept it.
i have Uniti Atom, great app, streamer, dac and a mule kicker of a power amp all in one great box. I have a nas and various usb stuff attached. Radio remote not IR. i can highly recommend this. IF you want / need more power later, it also has preamp outs. Year 4 running it, zero issues...
it, imo pairs well with revealing gear....as always, ymmv
Have fun, enjoy the music
I only listened to one for a short period of time at a hifi shop, but I would give some consideration to the Parasound Hint 6.
The only integrateds I've owned with a built in DAC are Peachtree's Nova 300 and Grand X1. Of the two, I thought the Grand X1 was more neutral and sounded better, even though it's an older unit.
I have had the same question for myself. My choices though were more resctricted since I needed / wanted a room correction system given the nature of my listening room. And i did want roon capable. and a reasonable wattage (>= 100 W); like yourself 2.5 K budget.
With those criteria an extensive search resulted in:
Nad M10 (mixed reviews)
Nad M33 (great reviews but out of budget)
NAD 399 (just announced, very promising on paper)
Lyngdorf TDAI 3400 (glowing reviews but well out of bdget; I am also considering a used TDAI 2200 + external streamer)
Arcam SA30 (very bad reviews, lots of issues)
I'll wait to listen to the NAD 399 and then pick up either that or a Lyngdorf solution.
My 2c, enjoy.
Thanks for all the suggestions!
I know I might be pushing it power wise, but these will be near field and I will listen to Maggie friendly tunes for the time being.
It could all be moot as I cant get anyone from Magnepan to call or respond ro my internet inquiries. Its a 2nd system so its not a huge issue. Just wanting to play around.
So far, the Naim is my top choice followed by the Sim multiple people hqve recommended.
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