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Audiophonics DA-S250NC and DAW-S250NC : new integrated amps with DAC (streamer) and Ncore !

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Just saw this new product listed at @Audiophonics :
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Let see... Ncore NC252MP, ES9038Q2M DAC, BT... for 699€ VAT incl. ?! o_O Looks like a complete bargain! :cool:

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Edit: now, they just listed DAW-S250NC, with WiFi streamer! 899€.
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It is excellent seeing Audiophonics going in this direction. Looks great!
Now, @Audiophonics , see the Sabaj a30a with sub out and selectable high pass/low pass filters. If you manage the same you will have a killer product!!
 

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Wow, just wow.
If this is a well measuring product this would be the de facto recommendation for a lot of use cases.

@MarcosCh : If I'm not mistaken, a sub could be used through the pre-out.
@Pauper: Hdmi is paid for and therefor only implemented by large OEMs.
 

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Wow, just wow.
If this is a well measuring product this would be the de facto recommendation for a lot of use cases.

@MarcosCh : If I'm not mistaken, a sub could be used through the pre-out.
@Pauper: Hdmi is paid for and therefor only implemented by large OEMs.
Yup, that makes sense. Must say, this and a pair of good speakers ..bingo!
 
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I have found the one box Hypex inside products from Cambridge Audio (EVO150=$3,200) and NAD very attractive but ridiculously overpriced for what is inside. You could build the same functionality for a fraction of their price. This cures that! Yes it could use a few more inputs and a phone preamp, but <$600! I can't wait to see it tested, but unless they have somehow screwed up the DAC/preamp it should be fine.
 

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Yeah, for me, the lack of any analogue input is a stopper. Good price but...no...
 
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@VintageFlanker can you get one borrowed for review?
I think @amirm is indeed way better suited for the task, this being an all-in-one amp.

Yet, we are talking about NC252MP module: we all guess how it will measure (thanks to @Hypexsales, @amirm or @pma...). What is unknown here is the performance of their DAC/volume control board. And this has RCA out, so... ;)
 

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This AMP looks awesome. Add at least one analog input and HDMI-ARC and I'm completly bought.
 

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Well, this sure seems interesting, especially if I purchase floorstanders again
 

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Seems strange that the isn't an analogue input, bit of a failing imho.
If I were in the market for an additional amp, this would suit my use case perfectly. I have no use for analog inputs, and I'd appreciate the space saved by omitting them.

Looks really good at a superb price. I can see this, a cheap Android tablet and a pair of BMR Philharmonic monitors as a true giant-killer streaming system.
 

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Looks amazing, or rather the specs do, the unit ... less (especially the display and font). I am curious about the functionality. It has a remote. Does it do auto-on, can it remember volume levels for different inputs?
 

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It seems very good but many of use have some form of pre-amps so this should be even better choice
Then you miss the all point of an integrated...

If you focus on oranges while we're talking apples, you should save more money by just buying this:
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