Norma Revo IPA-140Price: $8600 (USB DAC, add $1000)

Website: www.normaudio.com

Uday said: But, really -- gorgeous Italian design coupled with solid engineering and world-class sound? An internal DAC option to boot? If I were in the market for a one-box integrated-DAC for $9600, here is where I’d start. Don’t need the DAC? No matter. Buy the Revo IPA-140 without DAC, and $1000 worth of music to play through it. You won’t regret it.

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The gist: Italian beauty with classically good sound.

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