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DAC/Amp with out USB. Anything out there?

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I'm looking for a DAC/headphone amp combo that doesn't connect to the computer via USB. Ultimatly I'd like to find something with toslink inputs (optical) so it can interface with the optical outputs of my Macbook Pro. I use iTunes to listen to music but also use this laptop as a composing tool when on the road using Logic Pro software. This software can be a little problematic with audio drivers so I'd rather bypass the USB interface all together anduse the built in digital audio ports.

Anything out there that's a standalone DAC with digital inputs, headphone amp and portable in size?
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You can either get a Headroom portable micro at headphone.com, or one of the iBasso D1 OEM clones on eBay. You can see if the seller has any more like this one that already sold: Mini-Audio iBasso D1 MAD-05 DAC AMP headphone ampilifer - eBay (item 360095792094 end time Oct-17-08 08:01:33 PDT)

Those are the only two I know of right now.
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Not many to choose. iBasso is making new dac/amp called D10 which should have optical input. They said to me that they need atleast 2 months to develop it so not much info available. I might ask them if they would tell the specs of it.
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Yes the D1 is really great, I have used it for a year optical out from a Sony PCDP but now prefer the total sound of the RudiStor XJ-03 so the D1 is now serving duty as usb dac feeding my Boston Accoustics powered computer speakers
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