Pathos Acoustics

The Pathos ClassicREMIX (€2,900, HiDAC option adds €515) is a Class A/B 70W/ch. integrated amp and with the HiDAC option also serves to serve your digital playback needs up to 24/192kHz.

The Pathos touch screen-endowed Musiteca ($7,000) which I first eyed at CES 2012 in prototype form was also sitting handsomely in the Pathos room. The Musiteca uses a proprietary software interface, 21" touch screen, and includes a built-in CD drive for ripping, 1 TB hard drive, the same 24/192-capable tube DAC that resides in their Pathos Endorphin CD player, USB input for importing music files from hard drive, and an Ethernet LAN connection for downloading track info and cover art.