The new Aavik Acoustics
U-300 Unity Amplifier ($30,000) is actually a full function integrated amp and DAC. The U-300 offers a phono input, 3x analog line level inputs, and 5 digital inputs (2x RCA Coax S/PDIF, 2x Toslink, and 1x USB). The Coax and USB inputs are capable of handling up to 24/192 data while the Toslink maxes out at 24/96. On the amp side, we're looking at 300W of Class D power ("not ICE") into 8ohms, and double that into 4. Aavik is a joint project between the designer of the wonderful Raidho Acoustics speakers, cable manufacturer Ansuz Acoustics, Michael Borresen, and "some of the best analog and digital designers that the world has to offer."