Innovation Award 2011

Classé CP-800

The pace of technological change in the hi-fi industry at the moment is positively relentless, but even taking this into account the CP-800 is revolutionary. Here we have a fully equipped preamplifier with extensive analogue and digital connectivity. The reason why the CP-800 wins our innovation award, however, is the USB input. This circuitry manages the seemingly impossible feat of making a ripped copy of a CD (played via USB) sound better than the original. Welcome to the future.

Details

PRICE: £4,450
TYPE: Preamplifier
TELEPHONE: 01903 221500
WEBSITE: classeaudio.com

M2Tech Young DAC


Details

PRICE: £950
TYPE: DAC
TELEPHONE: 020 8815 5878
WEBSITE: m2tech.biz

Marantz NA7004

Details

PRICE: £600
TYPE: Streamer
TELEPHONE: 02890 279830
WEBSITE: marantz.co.uk