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Old 18th August 2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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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
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Old 19th August 2012, 05:17 AM   #2
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Old 5th September 2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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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.
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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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