Hegel HD20Price: $2000

Website: www.hegel.com

Philip said: If you’ve got the money to even consider buying the HD20, you should do just that: consider it. Its simple, unassuming appearance conceals a veritable tour de force of DAC design whose unerring musicality may elevate the sound of your system.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: There's something about that Hegel sound . . .