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” If you would consider all the inputs and features of this unit along with the quality of sound, I think you would be hard pressed to find this kind of performance at this price anywhere else. I was very impressed with the Stealth DC-1′s sound and flexibility.” (Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, February, 2014)
I am a former audiophile that had to give it up to raise a family. Now all the kids are gone and I am getting back into affordable high end gear and I am starting from scratch as all my former high end gear was sold off long ago. I am an electrical engineer with 30+ years in the design and testing of military hardware and software, so I know quality products by looking at their specifications and build quality, among other factors. In doing my research for setting up a new HIFI system, I found your company online and on YouTube. I was impressed by the reviews of your products and the build quality from the pictures that I saw. So I put together my wish list of your products and others:
XPA-1 Gen2 600W Mono Block Amplifiers (not purchased yet, but will be the next to buy)
XSP-1 Gen2 Preamp
ERC-3 CD Drive
Bowers & Wilkins 803 Diamonds speakers (not purchased yet)
Magnum DynaLab MD-102 FM Tuner (not purchased yet)
Linn LP-12 Turntable (not purchased yet)
Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones
My 1st purchase was the XDA-2 DAC and the Sennheiser headphones. To my dismay, when the XDA-2 DAC arrived and I connected a CD unit and the headphones to it, there was a loud hum heard in the headphones. I called your very helpful customer service department and you shipped a replacement DAC out the next day and to my delight, it was at my house one day later. I hooked it up and OMG, what a delight in how it sounded with the Sennheiser headphones! There was TOTAL silence in the background between tracks, no glare, no harshness, no distortion, just beautiful music. Then my next purchase was the XSP-1 Gen2 preamp. Wow – the build quality on both the DAC and preamp are very impressive!! I had the same response listening to music through the preamp and headphones as I did with the DAC. OMG – the CD drives the DAC, then the DAC drives the preamp through balanced outputs to the preamp. Total silence in the background! I have now ordered the ERC-3 CD unit and am waiting for it to arrive. I really look forward to when all the components have been purchased and the system if complete. Thank you for creating a company that produces affordable hight end stereo units, and for having an outstanding costumer service department. I will spread the Emotiva word to others!