Emotiva Stealth DC-1 Review


If the Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC, headphone amp, and preamp does what Emotiva intends, you’ll never hear it. That’s right, the whole point is to get out of the way and let your source shine. The $500 price tag would be worth it for the DAC and headphone amp or the DAC and preamp alone but Emotiva gave you all three for that price. That’s amazing from a company that I thought was done amazing me. The Emotiva Stealth DC-1 – if it isn’t on your Christmas list, you need to reevaluate your priorities. Highly recommended! MSRP: $499

(4.5 out of 5) Performance
(5.0 out of 5) Value

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  • Plenty of inputs/outputs
  • Intuitive interface
  • High end aesthetics
  • Small form factor
  • Price


  • Probably the only consumer level product that requires a screwdriver to make changes
  • No way to access menus with remote
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