Diego said: I had nothing to complain of about its sound -- it mostly got out of the way of the music, letting my speakers and room sound as good as I’m accustomed to.
The gist: Compares, in sound and build, to those costing much more.
Gordon said: Throughout my listening, the CXA81 delivered impressive dynamics that belied its price tag, and conveyed subtle details that pulled me into the music.
The gist: Incremental upgrade to an already good product.
Roger said: The Edge A may lack streaming capabilities and the less common feature of built-in room correction, but for those looking for a purist stereo integrated-DAC, I count it among the very few that provide near-reference-quality sound for the price.
The gist: Cambridge has produced a stunning integrated amplifier-DAC.
Edgar said: Given its considerable qualities, if straying only just off-centre of neutral into textured and full-bodied presentations be the food of music love, SLI-100 do play on . . .
The gist: Not quite neutral, but so what?
Price: AU$22,300 per pair
Barry said: Rather than doing one thing spectacularly well and falling short in other areas, the Sopra are exquisitely well balanced.
The gist: No serious weaknesses for this French beauty.
Doug said: After living with the Hegel H390, I think it’s a worthy successor to their H360 -- not only for its smoother, cleaner, more resolving sound, but also because its combination of price, power, and sound quality make it the sweet spot of Hegel’s current line of integrated amplifier-DACs.
Vedran said: [The] K-300i is a work of art, and moreover, a work of art that makes you enjoy other works of art in a truly breathtaking way.
The gist: You can get a digital-input module for a little more that makes it even better.
Jeff said: The Luxman L-509X is a beautiful component that produces beautiful sound.
The gist: Styling and sound this good will never get old.