Single box solutions

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The Gato DIA-250 has got me thinking about how it may be a great single box solution (minus speakers and a source, of course).

It's got a built in DAC, looks great, is powerful and can slot into an AV system. Can you think of anything similar, including balanced inputs? Maybe some Naim or Linn thing?

 

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Few amps at that price with digital inputs may not have balanced though, do you need balanced seeing a makes no odds in domestic setting with short cable runs?

 

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Cyrus have lots.

The Lyric has CD/Streamer/DAC/DAB/FM and amplifier

The Streamline is a streamer with DAC and amplifier

Both the 6 and 8 integrated amplifiers are available with built-in DAC options.

 

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April Music Aura Note?

Not sure 'bout inputs, but a nice 1boxer anyway.

 

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April Music Aura Note?

Not sure 'bout inputs, but a nice 1boxer anyway.
New V2, coming out shortly, main change is to class D amplification 125w 8ohms doubling to 250w at 4ohms. Improved input driver circuit, extra usb and updated processor. It's good, but the Stello ai500 integrated with built in Dac was a noticeable improvment.

 

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When I was in Audio T a little while ago they had an Arcam Solo running into the Neat Iotas Sounded rather good.

 

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Thanks guys, some interesting thoughts here. I gather that the Gato plus ATC SCM11's is a pretty sweet combo.

 

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Not necessarily recommending this, but to answer the OP question, Linn's equivalent would be the Majik DSM. Streamer, DAC, stereo pre & power amp and lots of digital inputs, including HDMI. £2,500k ish new. Because they're a relatively recent product, secondhand values are still strong, around £2k, if you're lucky to find one.

http://www.linn.co.uk/all-products/network-music-players#majik-dsm-silver-rear

Or there is the slightly less pretty one, with lower spec DAC and power amp and fewer analogue inputs. The Sneaky DSM, about £1700 new:

http://www.linn.co.uk/all-products/network-music-players#sneaky-dsm-silver-rear

Here are the diagrams on options to integrate them into an AV system:

http://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/index.php/HDMI_Setup

 

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