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CES: Playback Designs IMS

Playback Designs killed it yet again at CES 2013. Launching their often rumored "super integrated" amplifier, the IMS - Integrated Music System - Andreas Koch and Jonathan Tinn once again showed how its done. Like in years past, Andreas Koch showed his genius (he is the man behind today's DSD resurgence and efforts to standardize the industry behind it) by offering up an all-in-one integrated amplifier / DAC solution that has no equal. All you need is a pair of loudspeakers and you are set, quite literally. $11k screams affordability considering you get a world class integrated amplifier with 3 analog inputs and a built in USB DSD / Double-DSD DAC that will make your music shine. Wow. That's right!

IMG 4993

| Permalink | DACs $5k and up , Integrated Amp $10k to 20k , Show Superstars | Posted by Danny Kaey on Jan 13 '13

RMAF: Thöress

IMG 2992

No, this is not Hydra's latest ray gun, it is Thöress' F2A11 integrated amp. Labeling themselves as the "Puristic Audio Apparatus", it sure looks the part.

| Permalink | Integrated Amp $10k to 20k , Writer: Danny Kaey | Posted by Danny Kaey on Oct 29 '11