Any Roon Ready streaming integrated amp under $1000?

I am looking for something of reasonable quality with the following features?

  • Wi-Fi
  • DSD128
  • Phono input
  • At least 40W/ch into 8 ohm
  • Smaller footprint

I prefer a one-box solution. However, it seems my options are very limited (or non-existent).

I use a Bluesound Powernode 2i that is excellent. It does a really good job with Raidho X1 speakers and a REL S/2 subwoofer.

It does not have DSD (doesn’t bother me) and as it costs $900 you can get a phono pre-amp for $100 or less. My son got a Nobusound valve phono for £50 and it is very small and sounds perfectly good.

I would consider the Powernode if I did not already have a pair of Sonos Amps doing surround. I will have to replace both of them with Bluesound or they will not pair.

I know the Bluesound uses better components but it digitizes analog signals just like the Sonos. Also, there is no DSD, so I will not be getting much from the upgrade.

Looks like a PS Sprout 100 or a NAD C 3045 plus a Pi 4 will be the cheapest option.

Maybe you can take a look at the new ELAC DS=101A network amplifier.
Price in Europe around 850€.
No personal ecperience, but alwo exploring the web.

It looks very nice. However, I don’t think it has DSD support.

Now it seems DSD is just hard to get among entry-level amps. :slight_smile: