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Pre-amp in the DAC?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I wonder if there is such a DAC with both outstanding conversion performance and pre-amp functionality.

I'm looking at the Lavry DA11 and Benchmark 1-pre. I know that they are both great DACs( seems like Lavry DAC sounds better)

But I wonder how's the Pre-amp section? how would it compare to a Dedicated Pre-amp, under 1 K say the CSP2+ as the pre-amp.

I post this in the source forum than later figured this might be the appropriate place.

Best

Bruce
post #2 of 5

The HA-160D is also worth mentioning. 

 

I have used burson preamps before, and i was impressed by the sound quality. Regarding the DAC chip, it uses a Burr Brown PCM1793. 

 

I'm sure this "all in one" box solution is worth. 


Edited by soundaddicted - 3/21/11 at 5:40pm
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for getting back to me.
post #4 of 5

Another option would be Grace m902 or m903 but I don't know how they stack up with stand alone pre-amps. 

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The HA-160D is also worth mentioning. 

 

 

I'm thinking on this to be my next upgrade. I want to use it as a preamp with my setup. 

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