Cambridge Audio Azur 851NPrice: $1799


Hans said: The Azur 851N’s DAC section is a real honey, producing the kind of dulcet sound that any audiophile should be able to appreciate. Combined with an intuitive user interface and a raft of digital inputs and outputs, this unassuming streaming DAC should have no shortage of admirers.

Read the SoundStage! Access review.

The gist: Incredibly full-featured digital front end.