Emotiva PT-100 (New Product) Thoughts?

RamZetRamZet Posts: 776
What are our thoughts on this new budget piece from Emotiva?
It's a Pre-amp and DAC for $299.99
( There is also a integrated amp version for $399.99)

I think this thing paired with a Sonos would be a sweet deal.

https://emotiva.com/products/pres-and-pros/pt-100
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Comments

  • Not much love for Emotiva around here, but for the feature set at $299 what's to lose. Get it and tell us what you think. You might get others amped for one too.

    I just got a Parasound zdac v.2 (silver face $299 from AA) and I'm loving it. No money and my ears ain't what they used to be, but I'm in heaven.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 91
    edited July 2016
    My knee jerk is It's entry level, forget about it.
    Do you need an FM tuner? The Phono is good if it's the same one as in
    there XSP-1.
    BasX A-100 may be fun for a second system, tucked away somewhere
    or the kid running off to college.

    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,878
    Get a dayens ampino and run the sonos direct to it. I've never heard any good hack of all trades piece for $300 and I don't see anything different here. Think about it this way - if it said onkyo on it, would you look at it the same?
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • and only a three year warranty.
    Made in USA?
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    I'd rather have an entry level Yamaha integrated. They have one for $299 100 watts x 2, network ready, 192/24 FLAC playback, Pandora, digital input, app to control from phone/tablet...
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • polkfarmboypolkfarmboy Posts: 5,724
    My thoughts would be that it's going to ampliy sound. Remember that even though th price is cheap they are still making a profit on it. You are not going to get great sound that's for sure but if your not using great speakers and not really listening to it in a critical way then blow a few hundred. If you want something that is convenient then I certainly has that going for it and may be just what you need.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,618
    Sounds, I mean, it reads to be intriguing. I think it's small size, all in one form factor would be a good choice for something that may not be "critical" listening.

    I would get a few to run some in-ceilings no doubt, if I had to.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,967
    Too cheap to sound good is my gut reaction. Why do companies continue to waste money sticking a tuner in? Who listens to terrestrial radio anymore, especially in a "hi-fi" system. Put that money into better parts and dump the tuner.
  • WilliamM2WilliamM2 Posts: 4,703
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Too cheap to sound good is my gut reaction. Why do companies continue to waste money sticking a tuner in? Who listens to terrestrial radio anymore, especially in a "hi-fi" system. Put that money into better parts and dump the tuner.

    I don't, but apparently more people listen to radio than watch TV.

    http://www.newsgeneration.com/broadcast-resources/radio-facts-and-figures/

  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,192
    edited July 2016
    I may give one of the a try...since my wharfedales haven't sold I may put them in the home office with one of these and my pro-just turntable.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • RamZetRamZet Posts: 776
    I like its compactness, seems like a cool part for a starter system or for a minimalist.
    B&W
    B&K
  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,523
    I haven't perused the Emotiva site lately, so I clicked the link you provided RamZet.
    Kind of surprised when I saw a section for "Turntables" ?!

    I can't say I keep track of Emotiva's offerings, but how long have they been offering Music Hall tables ? Just curious, not trying to derail the thread or start a war here.
    o:)
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,878
    Emotiva is shifting their business model.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • We are once again arguing about what is the best
    Chuck Norris movie. :p
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,863
    I'm guessing because the "higher end" stuff couldn't run with even the entry level stuff from Parasound, Marantz, Adcom, Cambridge, NAD, etc. So start pushing entry level pieces to maintain market share.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • I see no specs anywhere on the tuner .. even in the manual ... not good if they don't reveal this .. so I asked them if they cd send, and they said they would look into it ... that was 5 days ago... obviously entry-level stuff here, and the tuner must be terrible, so this is a no-go for me ...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,034
    who disturbs this thread's slumber?
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,143
    edited December 2017
    kappclark wrote: »
    I see no specs anywhere on the tuner .. even in the manual ... not good if they don't reveal this .. so I asked them if they cd send, and they said they would look into it ... that was 5 days ago... obviously entry-level stuff here, and the tuner must be terrible, so this is a no-go for me ...

    Well OK then...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
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