Highly versatile sound in a potent little package.
This system is a kind of sweet spot for a lot of people. It's good for rooms from small offices up to about 14 x 16 feet. The Harbeth P3ESR are the finest bookshelf speakers of their size ever made with surprisingly deep bass and a midrange so clear that voices will fool you that they are in the room. It's a speaker that you can listen to every day for 8 hours and never get fatigued because there is absolutely no distortion.
When powered by the Accuphase E-270, the bass is fleshed out to maximum effect and the P3s really benefit from the 90watts of power in terms of making stunning dynamics even at medium volume. The amp's neutral and detailed sound coupled with every feature you could possibly want means this is a system that you could conceivably keep forever and never want to upgrade.
The Bluesound Node 2i hi-res streamer is the first high quality unit that we have found which delivers both perfect ease of use and superb sound quality. Given it costs 10 times less than common competitors, we think this is a game changer. The easy wi-fi connection, intuitive app and built-in Tidal and other services mean for most people you will never have to think about computer music again.
Fed from the Node 2i, the DAC-50 digital to analog card inside the E-270 takes up both no room and offers 98% of the best digital sound at any price for only $1999.
Bluesound Node 2i
Accuphase E-270 Integrated Amp
Accuphase DAC-50 DAC card
Harbeth P3ESR Speakers