Originally Posted by Focussed2012
The only non-budget item I chose was the LOC, as I thought it was really important to clean up the speaker level signal before passing it along. Crap in = crap out kind of thing. I could have grabbed a $20 device instead of $150 and MAYBE had the same results, but the AudioControl unit is really solid and gets good reviews. There is no hissing, popping, noise, etc. in the sound -- just good strong music.
To each their own looks great and dont forget 5 year warranty on the Audio Control and yes superior reviews not had a problem with mine yet.