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I have to agree. Swapped backward to an old dac with Room Perfect. The DRC really has a positive effect on my speakers and room.
The dac has lower specs and measurements than the dac it replaced , yet made an noticeable change.
To me it showed that in some applications DRC is better than having SOTA performance.
 

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FYI, the Hegel H90s are down to $1,400 at Dedicated Audio or Safe and Sound. This is due to the arrival of the H95.
 
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Any updates a year in?
My integrated just crapped out.
It’s worth repairing but I need a stand in.
I like the SHD power, but my turntable is left out.
need 100 watts plus
Usb and optical in
Phono or analog in
WiFi streaming would be nice but I have a pc input (usb)
I have separate usb and optical DACs now.
Remote.
 

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Any updates a year in?
My integrated just crapped out.
It’s worth repairing but I need a stand in.
I like the SHD power, but my turntable is left out.
need 100 watts plus
Usb and optical in
Phono or analog in
WiFi streaming would be nice but I have a pc input (usb)
I have separate usb and optical DACs now.
Remote.
Yamaha A-S801? Doesn't do streaming. But does everything else on your list.
 

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May be worth tracking down measurements for the Denon PMA-1600NE. Ticks most of your boxes I think, I can’t find objective reviews of it though.
 

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May be worth tracking down measurements for the Denon PMA-1600NE. Ticks most of your boxes I think, I can’t find objective reviews of it though.
The Denon only has output power 8 Ohm (20 Hz - 20 kHz, T.H.D. 0.07%)@70 W. Not a lot of power for ~$2000 USD.
 

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The Denon only has output power 8 Ohm (20 Hz - 20 kHz, T.H.D. 0.07%)@70 W. Not a lot of power for ~$2000 USD.

Very true, and I haven’t been able to find proper measurements so only recommending it goes onto a list to investigate. If it turns out to have been conservatively rated it may be of interest. Performance aside I haven’t seen much at this price point with everything in one box. Also ( and I say this as the owner of a purifi in an aluminium box amplifier) the overall product execution of the Denon makes even the best small class d module assembler offerings look like DIY.
 

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Very true, and I haven’t been able to find proper measurements so only recommending it goes onto a list to investigate. If it turns out to have been conservatively rated it may be of interest. Performance aside I haven’t seen much at this price point with everything in one box. Also ( and I say this as the owner of a purifi in an aluminium box amplifier) the overall product execution of the Denon makes even the best small class d module assembler offerings look like DIY.
Yes, I agree the Denon hits the checkmarks in the looks dept and it's layout.
It's +/_~51 volts at the unloaded rails according to the service manual. At 70W/[email protected] the rails would sag down to ~+/-33.5V. That's a lotta sag but it's also a lotta voltage for a 70 watt integrated. I am interested in seeing a proper test too. It likely has more than 70watts/[email protected]
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I am interested in seeing a proper test too.
Me too actually... have been interested in the newer Denon integrated amps for some time. There only seems to be AVR measurements here and elsewhere. Most interested to see how the internal DAC performs etc.



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