Personal audio website got their hands on our D100 Digital Preamp to put it through its paces from a headphone user's point of view. Hoping it would live up to McIntosh's long and illustrious reputation of performance, reliability and product longevity, instead they found that "it achieved far more than that." Calling the D100 stunning, they write that with the D100, McIntosh is "taking high performance personal audio most seriously indeed. As a stand-alone DAC, or a pre-amp, or an all-in-one DAC/headphone amp, this state-of-the-art component easily serves as an indispensable accompaniment to any system. During our review process we happily discovered that it excelled in all these functions."

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(By Michael Liang and Michael Mercer / / January 6, 2014)