Bel Canto FM-1 Tuner's Identity Crises
We all have different digital needs, and companies like Bel Canto are trying different combinations of features to find customers.
For example, their new FM-1 tuner not only has the requisite analog outputs (balanced and unbalanced), it also has four digital inputs as well as a 24/96 digital out. And since this tuner can control volume, what we really have here is a tuner/preamp/DAC in one box.
Add a power amp and this may be the perfect desktop system. Price is estimated to be under $2,000 when the FM-1 ships in mid-2009.