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Range_Life
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NAD C375DAC vs. Cambridge Audio Azur 840a + DAC Magic Plus

Hi folks,

I can get either of these amplifier/DAC options for the same price (the upper limit of budget, as authorized by my wife, the CEO). They will be used to upgrade music from two sources: Apple itunes using Airplay and Airport express, and an ancient Pioneer CD player.

 

I have no ability to test these side by side, but both sounded reasonably good at the hi fi store. Any thoughts on which direction I should go? Open to considering a third option too.  

 

Thanks

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Well, the NAD is more powerful, but the DAC Magic is likely the

better DAC. They both are obviously viable options.

Other possibility?

Emotiva USP-1, XPA-200 and XDA-2.

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NAD C375DAC

Thanks Jackfish

 

Went with the NAD, since my 705 served me well for many years. Tough decision. Have read many, many good things about the Emotiva, but good god that thing is ugly.

 

Now to think about upgrading the speakers....

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