Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Help Choosing a DAC
Help Choosing a DAC
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd August 2012, 12:20 PM   #1
Melon Head is offline Melon Head  Australia
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Default Help Choosing a DAC

I am after DAC
This is what I want
Top of the range Sabre or AKM DAC
Digital optical in
XLR and RCA out

Preferably ready built with little to do.
I have too many other projects on the go to start another one.
I am happy buying from China or anywhere if it is good
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2012, 04:43 PM   #3
PreSapian is offline PreSapian
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: seoul
oh wow i saw the price last and was expecting $1k after seeing the internals. emotova is an honest company
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2012, 04:48 PM   #4
chris719 is online now chris719  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Connecticut
Help Choosing a DAC
If you want to go up in price I'd look at the Anedio D2. Anedio is one of the very few that publish detailed measurements of their product.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2012, 06:29 PM   #5
PreSapian is offline PreSapian
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: seoul
i bet youd have an excellent sounding dac if you were to swap the op-amps for sockets and insert some discrete modules.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2012, 10:09 PM   #6
Melon Head is offline Melon Head  Australia
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris719 View Post
If you want to go up in price I'd look at the Anedio D2. Anedio is one of the very few that publish detailed measurements of their product.
Thanks for the suggestion, I will check it out
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2012, 10:14 PM   #7
PKI is offline PKI  United States
diyAudio Member
 
PKI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Help Choosing a DAC
Folks, this Emotiva DAC looks interesting! Do you think it will sound better than my Adcom GDA-600(slightly moded: caps + opa627)? I mostly listen to CD formats. Thanks

Last edited by PKI; 22nd August 2012 at 10:17 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2012, 10:44 PM   #8
5th element is offline 5th element  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
5th element's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: England
On paper the emotiva looks to give you a heck of a lot for your money invested. The AD1955 is one of the best DS DACs out there. The implementation is quite important with this kind of thing though, especially if you want to squeeze the most out of what the chips can provide.

The measurements for the Anedio D2 are, if repeatable, exemplary, it doesn't get much better then that from a technical point of view.
__________________
What the hell are you screamin' for? Every five minutes there's a bomb or somethin'! I'm leavin! bzzzz! Now with website! www.5een.co.uk under construction.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2012, 11:27 PM   #9
Melon Head is offline Melon Head  Australia
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Guess what?
I think I might buy both
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Help Choosing a DACHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
choosing best output I/V transformer for PCM1704 DAC Marek Digital Source 58 5th November 2011 02:52 PM
Another go @ choosing the right DIY DAC markusA Digital Line Level 24 28th March 2010 05:21 PM
Help Choosing A Sowter Trans For My DAC? dantwomey Tubes / Valves 4 3rd May 2007 01:11 PM
Need help choosing USB DAC kit. imperfectcircle Digital Source 16 14th August 2006 03:13 PM
choosing parts for a dac project ronardi Digital Source 1 4th July 2006 07:29 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:41 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio
Wiki