Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Aug 25, 2020
I agree completely, especially since returns are impractical where Iive. Amir does comment on these things on occasion, but I accept that he does not consider that to be within the scope of what he wants to review, so I mostly look to user comments from owners, and other subjective reviews for this information.My number one priority would be usability when it comes to a standalone D/A converter driving active speakers. People tend to forget about that when clamouring to recommend the latest #1 poll-sitter in the ASR charts.
Does it remember volume settings when powered off or unplugged for a while? Can you set turn on volume levels so you don't get blasted out of the room? Are there any noises on power up/down that crack through active speakers? Is the +/- up/down volume fast/slow/unusable or great?
Is it so small and light that you need to glue it to the table-top to prevent the leads pulling it onto the floor? Does it skate backwards if you reach out to adjust the volume? Can you see the input designation and volume setting across the room and does it light up your listening room like a Christmas Tree at night?