Thank you, I did prefer the looks of the Stellar Gain Cell DAC much better. The simplicity of the Stellar enclosure style and rigid design should win awards.
The BHK Pre has the same user interface that I liked very much too, all balanced and hybrid tube, you must have a lot of fun with it.
Long delivery times on the NAD’s, overall feedback I see on Instagram is complaints about it but also that it’s worth the wait.
The fact that made me pull the trigger were all the discussions about USB cables, reclockers and conditioners and the same story about Ethernet connections on the streamers. The NAD cut out the USB equation as the have built in BluOS streamers.
I dislike the Roon subscription model or EUR 700 one off fee, not Roon itself. BluOS is a very comprehensive alternative that is developed by the same company as NAD, synergy built in, which is why I own Apple computers and devices (as you might have guessed by my user name). BluOS is Apple AirPlay 2 compatible which makes the implementation of our computer smart device and network infrastructure a breeze.
Via NAD and BluOS I can even listen to my analog phono records through the entire house. So I do think The entire family will have fun with the NAD / BluOS system.