Interesting assumption. Hardly listen to classical. Not too bothered with gapless. Just find it easy to use. Sounds great as is.the record spot said:As a source item, it looks impressive. As an all-rounder, well, maybe less so. I like the one-box xolutions that have come out in recent years - Aura's Note, the more recent Melody range from Marantz and of course, the Onkyo I use and, indeed, the recently acquired PS3. All that said, the SBT looks like decent value for money for under £200. Then again, it's main advantage appears to be gapless playback over the (for example) Onkyo. For my needs, the Onkyo was the way to go. For others, especially those who listen to a lot of classical music, the SBT is a better proposition with a separate amp (or straight into suitably equipped actives).
AlmaataKZ said:A usb out?
Yes good enough for many. I sold the DacMagic as it did not improve anything. I feel a 500 quid DAC. May make a noticeable improvement but I am not spending that money.darrenconnor4 said:A couple of ad hoc questions which I'm sure will sound stupid but please entertain me.....
Whats the sound quality really like? Does it have an inboard dac? Can I literally just plug it into my external hd full of music and away I go? Can I use my mac formatted drive or will it need re-formatting?
Sorry to hijack the thread but I've been looking into a dac really as when I go from cd to iPod (with lossless) on my system I can really hear the drop in quality, or at least I think I can.