Peachtree iDecco D/A integrated amplifier In My Room

Sidebar 2: In My Room

When I first listened to the Peachtree iDecco—in my room, with my Advent Loudspeakers—it was like finding the Holy Grail, or a 10,000-year-old Macedonian ballet shoe. It was awesome. The sound was much clearer than with headphones. But this . . . there are no words for it: The iDecco had spirit. It almost echoed in my tiny little (no other words for it) black-hole-of-sound bedroom.

Even with the trickiest pieces of music—such as Strauss's Die Fledermaus, from the Twilight soundtrack, or the Cranberries' "Linger"—the iDecco was perfect, accentuating underlying notes, or subtle crescendos and decrescendos.

And it's not too steeply priced—bon appétit and happy shopping!—Julia Dudley

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jelledge's picture

I've been hoping for this review to appear and it finally has! Written by my favorite reviewer since "Listening" days.
I owned a Naim system for 15 years which I have passed on to my son who is a big vinyl fan and bought an iDecco. Using a Macbook, iPod Classic or CD player used as a transport, I don't feel like I've given up much of the old PRaT from the Naim system though I will confess that I listen with less intensity than when I was a younger man. Nice review.

soulful.terrain's picture

..I just read a review of the ML 30.5, 31.5 combo.

If this 'china' gear is as good as described... then I blew alot of money on my current gear that was once described in the same fashion.

John Atkinson's picture
The sad fact is that the technical performance it once took many thousands of dollars to buy is now routinely available in chips that cost less than $10 in bulk. And I also own a Mark Levinson No.31.5/No.3o.6 combination - it is still competitive with the best.
soulful.terrain's picture

... technology happens eh? lol:)

Maybe your like me John, it's tough to even contemplate about getting rid of my 30.5/31.5 combo. :)