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#339751 - 02/23/11 09:37 PM Which DAC would you recommend ?
B58FURY Offline

Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4
Hi folks,

I need a DAC and wanted to benefit from your experiences with the various units on the market.

My current setup (used for near field listening at my computer mostly) :

Decware Mini Torii single-ended pentode tube amp (on order)

Axiom M22 v3 bookshelf speakers (93 DB, 10-200 watt)

Paradigm DSP-3100 10" powered subwoofer

iMac 27" via Toslink optical or USB

Most of my music is rock & electronica with a smattering of acoustic guitar & bluegrass in Apple Lossless format. I especially love twangy surf & rockabilly guitar sound also.

Which connection format offers the best sound ?

Other assorted accessories ?

I'd like to keep this below $1000, but would go higher for exceptional performance.

Thank you in advance for your sage advice.

Mike in CT

#339806 - 02/24/11 01:07 AM Re: Which DAC would you recommend ? [Re: B58FURY]
Lampshade Offline

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1235
Loc: Millis, MA
Check out Blue Circle up in Canada. He builds a DAC for $170 called the Thingee. He puts the electronics into PVC to keep the costs down. He has a fancier one for $7845. The Thingee got good reviews and would get you started. You can hide it behind your desk.
M3 and

#339833 - 02/24/11 08:51 AM Re: Which DAC would you recommend ? [Re: Lampshade]
Philippe Offline

Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 282
I own a Opera Consonance Dac who's actually a amazing wireless dac, listening all my music via iTunes. 30 home trial if you want.
Nad C356 DAC & C515
Axiom M3v3
Grant Fidelity RPF-120 MKII
Analysis Plus Black Oval 12&10
JRiver 19


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