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Introduction In a world where media player hardware often sacrifice efficiency and performance in favour of needless aesthetics, it is a relief that the QA860 exists as a simple yet effective all-in-one media player specifically for the playback of lossless audio files. Developing on from the QA660 model, the QA860 offers a greater package with a dedicated headphone amplifier, a preamplifier, and increased audio format support, including the WAV, AIFF, ALAC and DSD file...
For digital audio playback, there are two main categories: purposely built players like CD player and/or SACD player computer based players like PC and/or music servers QA 860 jumps in as an all round solution in that: it plays virtually all current file formats including 24/192 pcm files and DSD files and it has preamp function, which means that it can connect to active speakers right away; for high quality playback, it uses it's sd card player; for general playback,...
It's true that sampling theory is the very foundation of digital audio, but implementation differs from theory.  LP vs Digital being the everlasting debate but as i said it's never apple to apple comparision, and that's why vinyls remain favorable choice by quite some audiophiles. If powerful pc can generate bit-perfect audio so easily, latency an irrelevant issue, then it's definitely a good news to all of us. 
Digital audio has been around for almost 30 years since the launch of the first CD player back in 1982 in Japan. In the early days, CDs were issued alongside with LPs, recordings were done mainly by analog gears. The criticisms on quality of early CDs due very much to the immature technology by then. Time moves on, digital technology turns better and better and now digital audio becomes the mainstream not only in means of storage, the recording and mixing industry...
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