By Jude Mansilla / / November 29, 2013, a leading online site dedicated to high-end personal audio and headphones, has named the D100 digital preamp to their 2013 Winter Holiday Gift Guide. They wondered what seasoned audio enthusiast hasn’t either owned McIntosh gear or wanted to own McIntosh gear. After seeing the D100 at CES 2013, they knew it would be their first McIntosh. They write that regardless if you’re using dynamic headphones of the D100’s own headphone amp, “the D100 is a beautiful sounding piece, with fantastic resolution delivered edge-free, smooth.” And compared to some other tested source components, “the McIntosh D100 sounds sweeter, more velvety, more forgiving.”

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