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Old 30th January 2011, 06:47 PM   #1
a.wayne is offline a.wayne  United States
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Default Matrix Mini-i Balanced DAC/ Cambridge Dac

Any thoughts on these 2 units, the emotiva is now off the table,

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Old 18th January 2012, 01:43 AM   #2
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I am also looking for a new DAC and these three are on my short list. Why is the Emotiva off the table? On sale for $299. Which is tempting, but the volume control issues in the past seem a problem, though now should be fixed. No volume control on the Cambridge, but if you have a preamp, no need for it. At present I am without a preamp, though will build one in the near future, but in the short run could use a volume control, even if at lower volumes a digital vol. control costs some transparency. Of the three, for some reason, I am leaning towards the Matrix Mini, though tempted by the lower price and free shipping of the Emotiva. I want XLR/balanced capabilites, so a bunch of other DACs are out of the consideration set.
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