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    Amazon Echo Link & Echo Link Amp review: They offer better quality audio for those who crave it

    Synopsis

    The Echo Link is designed to connect to any existing AV equipment you have.

    Amazon taps the audiophile market with Echo Link & Echo Link Amp
    Amazon Echo Link & Echo Link Amp Hi-Fi Music Streamers
    Get it for: Echo Link - Rs 19,999; Echo Link Amp - Rs 29,999


    In the world of audio, the DAC or Digital to Analogue Converter does a lot of heavy lifting but usually goes unnoticed. It converts a digital signal passing through a wire into an analogue signal that can create sound by moving a diaphragm (speaker). A DAC could be a small circuit in a smartphone or a large piece of dedicated hardware. The better the quality of your DAC, the lower the distortion. \

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    Even to the untrained ear, there is a substantial difference in the way your songs sound with a DAC.

    The design is subtle, sleek, monolithic - like a lot of high-end AV equipment. You won’t find any flashing lights or a litany of buttons - just a large volume knob. In fact, there is no power button on either of these either. Once set up, the Echo Link remains on, ready to go at any time but in a low power state when not in use. The primary objective remains to give you a higher quality when streaming your music but each Echo Link also has multiple other inputs/outputs. The clever part is, there is button to switch between inputs - streaming takes priority and it switches to any other audio source that’s playing without your intervention.
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    Once set up, the Echo Link remains on, ready to go at any time but in a low power state when not in use.


    The Echo Link is designed to connect to any existing AV equipment you have. So if you already have a set of powered speakers or an AV receiver/amplifier with speakers, the Echo Link is what you need. The Echo Link Amp uses the same DAC but adds a 60 watt x 2 amplifier (and is hence larger and heavier).

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    The Echo Link Amp uses the same DAC but adds a 60 watt x 2 amplifier.


    Importantly, these are Echo companion devices, which means that you need to have at least one Echo speaker in the house to serve as the microphone. It would have just been a lot easier if both had Amazon’s far field microphones built in. Technically speaking, you can even hide them away inside a cabinet since they can be controlled remotely using voice or your phone (using your WiFi network). Even to the untrained ear, there is a substantial difference in the way your songs sound with a DAC. And that’s what these devices from Amazon are about - offering better quality audio for the people who crave it.


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