Originally Posted by SEABREEZE
What are some of the better Dacs / Pre to consider for using computer music files as source to drive amp and speakers.
I use a dedicated small desktop PC with a 1 TB disk (all my FLAC files on it). That PC does not do anything else than play these files with Foobar (no internet, no other software than the OS, W-7).
From a USB 2.0 output, I use an Audiohlileo 1 (with a digital volume control included) directly plugged into the input (no digital cable) of my Yamamoto DAC.
IC's anc AC cables are from Crytstal cable, power conditioner is an EP15A - (you want "good juice" to feed yor DAC).
The analog output from the DAC goes to a passvve TVC preamp that has two sets of outputs (volume pots always to the max).
One set of outputs (from the passive pre) goes to my Head amp (also a Yamamoto, paired with my ATH-W1000) while the other outputs go to my amp/speaker setup.
I doubt that anything else could please me better
, even if I was willing to spend quite a lot more than what I did.