Nagra HD DAC

Do you care about what your hi-fi gear looks like? How about what it feels like? How its designed and built? I do. Which is one reason why I don't see eye to eye with blind testophiles—hi-fi is not just about sound. Nagra seems to get that and, for my tastes and proclivities, makes some lust-worthy gear. Their new HD DAC ($23,750) is no exception. Plays up to 24/384 and 2x DSD while offering a host of digital inputs, single ended and balanced outputs, as well as a volume control so you can go amp direct.

But then you'd have to do without the Nagra preamp. Hmm.