The exaSound PlayPoint and its companion e32 DAC are miniature masterpieces that illustrate that excellent sound doesn’t require large components.
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The exaSound PlayPoint network audio player is loaded with support for sample rates up through DSD256 and PCM 384kHz as well as featuring playback modes galore. Enabling its customers to take advantage of whatever high resolution music they have or even resampling lower resolution to something higher with HQPlayer/NAA, is a hallmark of exaSound. You got it? exaSound can play it. Software features such as RoonReady and Roon Server, put the PlayPoint in a very unique class of components.
The sound quality was outstanding in both UPnP and NAA configurations. The PlayPoint lets you have an excellent multichannel digital music player anywhere there is access to the home network…Having lived with the exaSound e28 for many months, I’m convinced that the addition of the PlayPoint in no way compromises its excellent sound while greatly enhancing its functionality.
This review is the third of my exaSound trilogy. I first reviewed the wonderful multichannel e28 DAC last year, then earlier this Spring I reviewed the high value e12 stereo DAC. In both of those cases, one of the great benefits of using exaSound and my Windows music servers was the direct playback of up to raw DSD256
"...In so many respects it is absolutely first class."
Hi-Fi Choice Recommended
"Testing out the DSD playback of the exaSound Audio Design e22 was a glorious experience."