Is it a DAC? Is it a streamer? Is it worth £800/$1200?
Despite its name, the Oppo Sonica DAC is much more than just a standalone digital-to-analogue converter. It’s also a high-resolution music streamer, with excellent spec support and a slick control app to boot. It even does multi-room.
There’s no denying the £800/$1200 price tag is high, though, and the Oppo Sonica DAC has its work cut out to compete against class rivals from Cambridge, Audiolab and Chord.