D/A preamp

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D/A preamp

A stereo component that includes the traditional analog and digital audio inputs and also provides digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion of high-resolution music from a computer via a USB connection. A D/A preamp is a high-end device for audiophiles who typically favor separate components; however, the D/A preamp actually consolidates two devices (a USB DAC and a preamp). See USB DAC and high-resolution audio.


A High-End D/A Preamp
Combining a high-quality preamplifier with a USB DAC and iPod connectivity, the Classe Audio CP-800 was given a 5-star rating by Home Theater Review in 2012, saying "the 800 is so good it may be the last preamp you will ever buy!"
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