ARC DAC8Price: $4995

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Vade said: ARC’s DAC8 is a well-engineered, well-built machine that advances the state of the audio art and finally makes it possible to assemble a no-holds-barred, computer-based music server whose sound is competitive with just about anything -- which is just what I was looking for.

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The gist: Sure to be a popular choice for computing audiophiles.

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