Digital Source: DACs

Meridian Ultra DAC

Effortlessly navigate even the largest collection with Sooloos, and serve up analog audio to even a reference system with this world-class DAC. And remember Meridian invented MQA, so yes, of course it supports MQA.

Meridian 818V3 Reference Audio Core

The reference Sooloos end point, and pre-amplifier with a DAC.

Meridian 808V6

This reference CD-player allows you to access its DAC with multiple digital inputs.

Audio Research DAC 9 

Audio Research is doing a fantastic job with its Foundation Series, and it helps that it looks really good too, without losing the industrial aesthetic that we love about ARC. This DAC has a vacuum-tube output stage, and it sounds beautiful. 

Naim Audio NAC-N 272 streaming pre-amplifier

When you want single-box convenience with separates performance, combine this streamer/DAC/pre with a power amp such as the Naim Audio NAP 300.
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Aurender A10 streamer, server, and DAC

The server has 4TB onboard storage, and a 120GB SSD cache. But this version also has analog outputs, with a dual mono DAC and XLR or RCA outputs. Run it as a server with the USB output, or use it as a digital source and preamp, with a velocity-sensitive volume knob.
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This is the DAC that's getting all the attention online. It pairs perfectly with the T+A AMP 8, but works as a standalone DAC on pretty much any audio system you can connect it to. It has front-selectable digital filters, XLR outputs, a headphone amp, and a volume control in the analog domain.