Hello, the Dac that I had in the past was the Emu 0404 usb but I ended up frying it with water in an accident. Now i'm in need of a new Dac, for my k701>heed setup. Havn't been to this site in a few years so its been a bit difficult to find what i need on the forums. Any suggestions very much appreciated.
Dac reccomendation 100-150 price range
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Buy another emu 0404, it is honestly one the best measuring dac's you can buy at pretty much any price.
I recently did a few blind test's with dac's and the results were fairly shocking.
I found that almost all of the dac's sounded very very similar.
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IMO you should extend you budget slightly and get one of these highly regarded award winners:
I breifly heard the CI Audio VDA-2 but at an audio shop, so do not have extensive knowledge of its sonics but from what I heard it was very nice. I have not heard the MF V-DAC but there are plenty of glowing reviews for both of these units on the web. I would try to hear both of these units at some local dealers before you make an online purchase.
Channel Islands VDA-2
Musical Fidelity V-DAC