This isn't some fancy multi-channel home theater receiver filled to the brim with obsolete analog hookups on the back. It is, in my opinion, the ultimate 2 channel music player and DAC.\n\nI've spent some time with my newly acquired CocktailAudio X45 and I'm thrilled with it. Not only does it handle every single one of my high res audio formats and play them back flawlessly, it sounds incredible and has more features than anyone deserves in a single box. I wish more people knew about this component. For me, it's an essential centerpiece in my 2 channel listening room.