Hi all, I have a NAD C658 which I try to sell and replace it with a better DAC/streamer
I have a budget around $3000 CAN or a bit more if I need too.
At the moment I have:
Classe Audio preamp (model Four) with manual volume control and don’t use it.
Classe Audio Power amp (model 70)
Pierre Etienne Leon Trilogue speaker
Since now I use Roon and I really like to have the possibility to control volume remotely.
I would like to have a DAC with these features
Input: Optical IN, Coaxial, other
Balanced output -> Power amp
DSD 256 or more and MQA
MQA is a plus but I could live without it to get a better DAC for the same price.
I was looking these model:
Auralic Altair G1
Matrix Audio Element
I want a smooth and a musical DAC. Not harsh or too analytical.
Any other recommendation ?