This little box delivers a mind-blowing audio experience
Audiophiles are frequently criticized as having more money than sense. This is especially true when it comes to digital audio components. “It’s digital,” so the argument goes, “it’s perfect because it’s all or nothing.” So when we tell you this combo DAC, pre-amp, headphone amp, USB device costs twice as much as the computer and 50 percent more than the receiver we used to test it ($1,895), some of you will label us fools for bestowing our Kick Ass award on it. Well, you’re wrong.