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Re: Digital-to-analog converter
Philippe #325462 10/13/10 02:55 PM
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I wouldn't bother with a DAC at all, since you're going into a receiver, which has it's own DAC. The optical converter which John linked to is the way to go.


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Re: Digital-to-analog converter
ClubNeon #325470 10/13/10 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
I wouldn't bother with a DAC at all, since you're going into a receiver, which has it's own DAC. The optical converter which John linked to is the way to go.


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Re: Digital-to-analog converter
Ya_basta #325472 10/13/10 05:26 PM
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So get a Wi-Fi enabled Squeezebox, or any other wireless player with an optical/coax connection. But analog outs into a high-end receiver is just silly, and redundant.


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ClubNeon #325474 10/13/10 05:31 PM
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I will probablement try John's idea. Seem really cheap and result will be just fine i guess. I dont need more anyway.


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Re: Digital-to-analog converter
Philippe #325476 10/13/10 05:34 PM
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I'm saying the result will probably be better than or at lest equal to any other exotic DAC you may find. The DACs in the receiver are really good. Additionally if you go into the stereo inputs of a receiver more than likely the analog signal will pass through an ADC, be processed by the receiver and then output through its own DAC anyway.


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Re: Digital-to-analog converter
ClubNeon #325483 10/13/10 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
So get a Wi-Fi enabled Squeezebox, or any other wireless player with an optical/coax connection. But analog outs into a high-end receiver is just silly, and redundant.


I was just making a funny, Chris smile . You're right, it is redundant; but then again, so is having two functional legs. Either hop on one, or go with none grin .


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Re: Digital-to-analog converter
Ya_basta #325490 10/13/10 06:45 PM
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That's funny, and I needed that laugh today.

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Re: Digital-to-analog converter
MarkSJohnson #325509 10/13/10 10:16 PM
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I use a Nuforce Icon Mobile USB DAC/Amp for listening to music on my computer with my Grado headphones. (I also the amplifier portion for headphone listening with my iPod with high bit rate music.) I think the quality is excellent in those applications, and it only costs $99. If you have a receiver with a 'straight through' analog audio mode (one that doesn't run through a ADC/DAC) I think it would give good results in that use also.


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