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mulimen 18th August 2012 01:07 PM

need the best DAC
 
hi guys...
i'm interest this days in 2 digital to analog converters:
1. EMOTIVA XDA-1
2. ASUS Xonar Essence One.

the most of my music i hear is from my pc...it connected to receiver nakamichi av-8 and klipsch rb-61 speakers.

my current sound card is creative audigy and it is very old so i want to replace it with a new/best DAC that will be connected through USB i guess..unless there is a better way.

i will say that i only want to improve the quality of the sound i'm getting right now.
i'm not going to use in headphones at all.
i'm only hearing to music from my pc..that's it so...what should i peak?

one more thing...for my usability only (listening to music through my pc) , is the sound quality difference between the two DAC'S are significant?

thanks
muli

Cornelis Spronk 19th August 2012 05:17 AM

Check out the following website.

NwAvGuy

He will answer many of your question. This guy is amazing.

RAART 5th September 2012 06:12 AM

Check this one... BIFROST Schiit Bifrost Upgradable 32 bit 24/192 DAC [] - $349.00 : Schiit Audio, Headphone amps and DACs made in USA.

Rullknufs 5th September 2012 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cornelis Spronk (Post 3132056)
Check out the following website.

NwAvGuy

He will answer many of your question. This guy is amazing.

I second this.
I have to ODAC and it's great!

bugeyed 7th November 2012 11:22 PM

If you are interested in using USB out, check this out. It's very, very nice!
USB Digital-Audio Converter

Cheers,
kev

cotdt 7th November 2012 11:47 PM

What matters the most is not the DAC chip, but the analog output stage and the level of jitter. For DIY, I would look into one of the Twisted Pear DACs or an AD1865 kit.

Telstar 11th November 2012 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cotdt (Post 3232845)
What matters the most is not the DAC chip, but the analog output stage and the level of jitter.

Everything matters.


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