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    Boulder 812 DAC/Preamp



    The 812 has a sophisticated built-in headphone amp with multiple connection options that would connect almost any headphone on the market. It has the DAC topology, DSP filter, and streaming options similar to the 866. It has two analog inputs and preamp outs for more traditional two-channel systems. It also features a software-enabled fixed DAC out for those who want to use it just as a DAC. All of this makes the 812 versatile for virtually any listener or system.


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    Re: Boulder 812 DAC/Preamp

    The styling is similar to the new 866 integrated. At first I wasn’t so sure I liked the new look but it’s growing on me.
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    Re: Boulder 812 DAC/Preamp

    Will we see a stand-alone 800 series amp soon?


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    Re: Boulder 812 DAC/Preamp

    It’s a Boulder so it should be good. Altho, the layout on front plate looks odd.
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    Re: Boulder 812 DAC/Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post


    The 812 has a sophisticated built-in headphone amp with multiple connection options that would connect almost any headphone on the market. It has the DAC topology, DSP filter, and streaming options similar to the 866. It has two analog inputs and preamp outs for more traditional two-channel systems. It also features a software-enabled fixed DAC out for those who want to use it just as a DAC. All of this makes the 812 versatile for virtually any listener or system.


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    I will have to check this Boulder unit and the T+A HA 200 before I buy a second Benchmark HPA4.

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