Hifi Rose RA180

Anyone outside the US have a chance to check this out? Looking for a GaN based integrated. After seeing all the hype/opinions surrounding LSA, AGD, Peachtree, Technics, etc.

I wonder where this would stack rank....guessing $5K if it ever makes it to the states.   I believe the Rose link is translated below.   



It is $7000 and available everywhere.  You still need a DAC or DAC/streamer.  The Peachtree Gan 1 is $1400 and all you need is a $400 IFI Zen Streamer and you probably have sound quality in the same league (or better)....than using the RS150B with the RS180 ($12K total).  Of course, the streamer DAC and integraded amp have a LOT more features (but do you need them?).  If you need more power there will be inexpensive amps available soon using the 400 watt a channel digital amp board from Elegant Audio Solutions (the 200 watt stereo board is what is in the GaN 1).  GaNs are an improvement....but if you use a GaN based digital amp then you are another sonic step ahead.....and way cheaper, as you do not need a DAC, preamp, and analog interconnects.  In five years you will see digital amps everywhere.....including inside speakers....this is the revolution many of us have been waiting for.....less stuff, better sound, less money spent.

I would sincerely urge you ricevs to listen to a pair of KEF LS60 speakers.  The sound quality is INSANE.  Everything you just mentioned.  

The Kef LS60 is great for the money.  However, uses ordinary DACs and amps.  If they used digital amps inside it would sound way, way better.

LS60 has a combination of class D and class AB amps inside.  I truly believe that the implementation of different technologies is definitely more important than making blanket statements that one technology is always better than another.  In my system, I have used all current available technologies and they each have their own advantages.