Hopefully, I’ve come to the right place to get broader insight into my decision process.
I’m sold on minimizing and simplifying the equipment stack with one compromise I’m willing to make with connected Audio and Home Theater solutions. So, an audio oriented integrated streamer/DAC/Amp for audio that’s connected to a separate multi-channel receiver works for me.
My research has narrowed down top contenders to:
- NAD M10
If anyone has gone through the same decision process, would love to hear what you considered in terms of pros-cons.
In today’s world of digital, software is crucial - but also expensive, time-consuming and requires frequent attention/investment on the part of the vendor. This point favors the software with broader user bases - to spread out cost of development/maintenance. As amazing as Paul, James and team are in responding to feedback and addressing issues, HEOS and BLUEOS may have the edge over PS in terms of being able to sustain the focus/effort. in terms of feature/function and extensibility, the M10 may have longer relevant life.
So, talk me into a Strata?