DAC DIY - Beginner. Budget 500$.


2015-11-27 9:06 am
Hello. I just finished building my tube amplifier.

Now I seriously consider having a DAC.

I have no intention to play any other source than 44.1 khz 16 bit.
I just need an USB input and one set of RCA output.

My budget is 500$ excluding a case.

For I/V stage I would like to use DEXA gold series which cost 400$
NewClassD GOLD

And now I have 100$ left.

I am a totally beginner. I have no idea what kinds of things you need to make a DAC other than I/V stage.

If I connect like the picture below it will work??
Then where to connect USB?

I would like get your advices.
Thank you
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