NuForce are a Californian company who make are famous for high-end Class-D amplifiers, that’s digital amplifiers, which are very small and very efficient. This dinky little box, is very versatile with built in 24/96 USB DAC, 3.5mm jack input, 24W stereo speaker output and headphone amp to boot. Perfect for a second system in the kitchen, office, dining room etc. Plug in a laptop, iPod, game console etc, plus some reasonably efficient/sensitive speakers are you’re got decent tunes with minimal clutter and boxes. Normal retail price is around £230.
Full spec can be found on the NuForce website here.