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bright fun dac to pair with hd650

post #1 of 5
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Hi just as the title says I'm looking for a Dac to be paired with my mkiv and hd650. I'm currently using the sondigo inferno soundcard. I'm looking to make the HD650 faster and funner. 

 

the budget is around $200 -300 and it's going to be used with my PC so usb coax and optical is needed, also this is for a desktop rig not portable so size/ portability doesn't matter.

 

I would prefer for it to be a standalone Dac however it doesn't matter if it's a Dac/amp.

 

From what i've read around here the i'm deciding between the:

 

audio gd nfb-3

audio gd nfb-12

Maverick D1 tubemagic

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Valab-TDA1543-NOS-USB-Re-Clock-DAC-MK-1-Luxury-Version-/270735764624?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f091bec90#ht_7111wt_1163 (this guy)

Beresford TC-7520

 

any thoughts or recommendations?

post #2 of 5

I have the exact same set up using the Little Dot DAC_1 ($270) and I love it.

post #3 of 5

If you have an extra PCI-e slot, ASUS Xonar Essence STX.

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

thanks for the reply. I've also considered the LD dac too. but I haven't heard many opinions on it. 

 

and @head. i would prefer to not have another internal sound card on my pc I have 2 gfx cards already and sandwiching more cards into it seems like a bad idea.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/572202/stello-da100-dac

 

concidering this. i'm willing to add 150 to my budget if this is a good dac for my hd650


Edited by dadong - 9/18/11 at 1:35pm
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Thread Starter 

shamless bump...

also what are people opinions on the HRT streamer II+?

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