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Any current PC Soundcard transports (optical or coaxial) for my DAC1 (non-usb).

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Ive been searching for over 5 hours looking for a  pc transport to go  with a new Benchmark dac1 (non-usb) I will be ordering, but still no luck yet. All recommended cards have no windows 7 support or are no longer for sale, not even on ebay. I heard somewhere that bit perfect is recommended, so that is what I'm looking for I guess. Im basically just trying to save the extra $300 from the usb version of dac1 which I heard is just a gimmick.

 

PC > ??? Soundcard transport ???? > Benchmark DAC1 (non-usb) > Headphones = Sony SA5000, Denon 7000, Sennheiser HD 650, LCD2 (soon), grado rs1i (soon), dx1000 (soon), Grado gs1000i (soon).

 

Please end my suffering, thank you.

post #2 of 6

The Musiland Monitor 02 US might be a good option for you. It supports Windows 7 and also bit perfect streaming (through WASAPI or ASIO). They can easily be found on Ebay for about $120 new.

 

Hope that helps :)

post #3 of 6

You mean a PCI(e) card like Lynx or Hammerfall?

 

I've read Alpha owners claim async USB sounds better.

post #4 of 6

What about a Hi-Face or a Teralink X2?

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Basically, all I want is a way to install toslink or coaxial on my pc I custom build so I can connect an external Dac that doesnt have USB without sacrificing data sound quality (bit perfect).

post #6 of 6

I am now moving from RME HDSP to Jkenny modded Hiface. Should arrive next week, then I will be able to tell more.

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