- Aug 1, 2019
Well I sincerely hope they've upped their DAC game in the "Edge" version of the Node. The DAC in the Node 2021 sounded pretty lackluster in my opinion.This new amp is very similar in spec and concept to the Quad Vena 2 amp, or amps in the 'One' range. The Mission 778X will probably use the same parts as those inside these amps. I very much doubt it will sound anything like a decent Cyrus amp. It's also underpowered, doesn't have a streamer built in and it's a huge device. It's going to be very tricky getting it to fit many shelves, due to the depth. A very impractical and average spec amp. I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole. If I was starting again, with a new system, I'd spend £599 on a Bluesound Powernode Edge. Nearly as powerful, a tiny footprint and a BluOS streamer inside.