its not that pretty and has very few lights , a minimum display and remote sucks. BUT what it does it does very well.
I am on my 3rd go round (yes my 3rd separate unit) and within 5 minutes of hooking it up the way I wanted it I knew it was what I needed.
1st time I had the PT-100 I was used to more lights or bling, I really hated the remote, and I was using some other amps and a cd player. I didnt really give it time and I talked myself out of it.
then I decided to go all flac files and computer was added. I bought my 2nd PT-100 and installed it and I was thrilled with the new sound of FLAC files ....then I had opportunity to try a higher end piece of gear several years old but at good price and I thought I could improve on the already great sound of the pt-100.
I was wrong. the laptop could no longer hook up to the Anthem the way the PT-100 did. I found a work around but sound suffered. CD played fine but laptop was weak. I dont know what or why but I didnt wait a minute longer.
I ordered my 3rd pt-100 knowing it would do what I wanted with ease and allow me to enjoy the music. I was right . my class D wyred4sound 2 channel amp has never sounded better and everything is working together sympatico......
there really is nothing out there than can touch it at this price. I have tried dozens of pre/pro's and there are only 2 others I think I would change this one for. but because of age I wont. this thing is not perfect but it does what it needs to superbly.
its nice to be able to listen to the music and not tinker with the adjustments. sometime simple is better
IMHO, the PT-100 is the best stereo preamp that Emotiva's ever made. My audio amigo Garbulky didn't like it, but to my ears and in my room, it was excellent - good DAC too!
If I wasn’t spoiled by the dc1 I would probably be a bigger fan. It is a nice unit imo
Transport: Sony BDP 5100 Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
Other equipment: Asus Xonar essence ST Behringer UCA 202 Sennheiser HD600