Emotiva PT-100 (New Product) Thoughts?

RamZet
RamZet Posts: 786
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.
    HT: Marantz NR-1603, Oppo 981, Def Tech SM55, SVS PB-1000
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 10,718
    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.

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 10,718
    and only a three year warranty.
    Made in USA?
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,426
    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...
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  • polkfarmboy
    polkfarmboy Posts: 5,705
    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_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,635
    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:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    + Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    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) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,016
    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.
  • WilliamM2
    WilliamM2 Posts: 4,691
    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/

  • jeremymarcinko
    jeremymarcinko Posts: 3,687
    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
  • RamZet
    RamZet Posts: 786
    I like its compactness, seems like a cool part for a starter system or for a minimalist.
    B&W
    B&K
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,134
    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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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 10,718
    We are once again arguing about what is the best
    Chuck Norris movie. :p
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,139
    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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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    who disturbs this thread's slumber?
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,043
    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...
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