Tag Archives: DAC

Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier

REVIEW: Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier – so much more than the name suggests

The new headphone amp from Meridian is its most ambitious personal audio product so far, with analogue and digital inputs, processing to get the sound out of your head and the ability to be used as a preamp And then there were three: on the heels of Meridian’s Explorer DAC/headphone amp and recently-launched Director DAC […]

Fiio adds 24/192 asynchronous USB DAC function to X3 digital player

The appeal of Fiio’s X3 portable music player, which I reviewed a couple of months back on this site, has been boosted with the latest firmware update, adding 24-bit/192kHz asynchronous DAC funtionality. With the new firmware – FW2.05 – installed, the superb little pocket music player will not only play high-resolution files stored in its […]

Marantz NA-11S1

REVIEW: Marantz NA-11S1 – a very good thing worth the very long wait

When it comes to high-end network music players, the smaller specialist audio companies have led the market. Linn and Naim are perhaps the best-known examples, with Cyrus joining the party somewhat later – the larger mass-market brands have been cautious in this area, and only now are we seeing signs that the whole music-streaming idea […]