Truly easy to use high performance hi-res streaming.
This system is a kind of sweet spot for a lot of people. It's good for rooms from small offices up to about 16 x 18 feet. The Harbeth Compact 7 ES-3 have deep generous bass so they can play loud or fill a larger room, but the peerless midrange means that at low volumes you can hear voices and details perfectly clearly. 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 becomes alive at louder volumes as the Accuphase has a very high current design with extremely good transformers in the power supply. The neutral 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.
Accuphase E-270 Integrated Amp
Accuphase DAC-50 DAC
Harbeth Compact 7-ES3
Bluesound Node 2i Streamer