ExaSound was premiering their e32 DSD 256/DXD 32 bit DAC ($3,499) and e38 Multi channel DAC ($3,849) alongside the high value PlayPoint network audio player ($1,999 with Roon installed). The PlayPoint and e32 were feeding a Parasound A21 power amp ($2,500). Speakers were the Magnepan 3.7i’s ($5,995pr). Talk about bang for your buck. This was a high-performance system for an all in $14,000 USD. If you are looking to go digital ExaSound needs to be on the short list.
... exaSound's affable chief George Klissarov once again knocked the ball out of the proverbial park, and for a total system tariff far less than that of some exotic turntables. With scarcely a turntable or phono stage in sight, George coaxed reference-caliber sound from the Magnepan 3.7i planar speakers ($5995/pair), driven here by the quite affordable Parasound A21 Class A/B power amp ($2,500) and exaSound's PlayPoint Network Audio Player ($1999) and e32 DAC ($3499 in the two-channel configuration). Smooth, dynamic, open and exceptionally coherent, the sound just hung in space. If you have the room and the power, it's hard to beat the Maggies for sheer realism and presenting power. Look for a review of the exaSound gear soon!