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RE: I know Emotiva Audio has caught a lot of crap here in the past...

In my mind the Emotiva A-100 and the NuForce DDA-120 are the two top budget amp contenders. Similar power ratings into 4 and 8 ohms (Emotiva does specify the more meaningful FTC standard -THD%, 20Hz-20kHz both channels driven- though only for the 8 ohm rating).
Differences/advantages (?):
Emotiva- quality headphone capability, Class A/B amp, remote power trigger-$229
NuForce- high quality DAC with 4 digital inputs (2 optical, 1 coax, 1 USB, 1 digital out, BlueTooth capability, proprietary PWM amp -$299 (original introductory price was $699)
Both feature 1 analog input, a subwoofer out, & single pair of speaker connectors.
Very different aesthetics, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Any feed back out there on sound quality? Would love to hear from owners, especially those who have listened to both. Reliability feed back would be welcome too.

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