2017 Top Picks Of the Year Extras

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Extras

Elac Discovery DS-101-G Music Server
(February/March 2018) The Discovery music server, mated with a drive or computer storing your music files, brings you Roon’s respected graphic interface (minus the usual subscription fee) plus an excellent onboard DAC at a very fair price. $1,099, elac.com

Korg DS-DAC-10R Digital Recorder
(December soundandvision.com / April 2018)

Korg’s little Swiss Army knife–like box includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), a phono preamp, a headphone amplifier, and, best of all, a high-quality analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that can (with included software) rip vinyl records straight into hi-res digital for an LP-on-the-go listening experience. $500, korg.com

COMMENTS
Traveler's picture

I bought a Sony Bravia X900E 55" and a Roku Ultra box and am very satisfied, it perfectly fills the field of view at 8' and the sound is just fine. Was going to buy an matching player but Netflix doesn't seem to carry 4K disks so I'm sticking with my OPPO 105D.

brenro's picture

I've been using these guys.

German-Pete's picture

Sorry, but the combination of ELAC with Roon (Essentials) is not at all professional. Since November 2017 Mac-, IOS- and Android-Apps are buggy. Freeze or shutdown when selecting Settings/Storage or Services and according to the Roon forums I am not the only one. From German Elac Support: "Unfortunately, we have no control over the software / firmware provided by Roon….". That is the position of Roon (Mike Roon Labs): "First, I should note that Roon and Roon Essentials are different products, with support for Roon Essentials handled by ELAC." Haaha.

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