Eximus DP1Price: $2995

Website: www.aprilmusic.com

Doug said: Its appearance and build are fitting for a product at twice or even thrice the price; on the digital side, its rich feature set and thoroughly up-to-date technology approach the state of the art; and the DP1’s distinctive, lively, ultraclear sound -- whether it’s used as a DAC-preamp, an analog preamp, or a headphone amp -- is ridiculously good at the price.

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Read the SoundStage! Hi-Fi review.

The gist: Jewel-like build and sound.