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I'm looking for a PC DAC that I can use with my Audioengine A5's. Right now I'm using a Lexicon Alpha and I love the sound but it can't play 96k or 192k. I'd like something similar that'll give me wider soundstage and great clarity with vocals. I also intend to upgrade my A5 in the future to KRK Rockit 8's. I'm most likely using this with another computer but probably a Mac so it has to be USB or Optical in.

 

Budget is $250.


Thanks for the help!


P.S. I'm thinking the O2 with the ODAC but isn't he coming out with the ODA? Should I wait for that?

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Originally Posted by Jjacq View Post

I'm looking for a PC DAC that I can use with my Audioengine A5's. Right now I'm using a Lexicon Alpha and I love the sound but it can't play 96k or 192k. I'd like something similar that'll give me wider sound stage and great clarity with vocals. I also intend to upgrade my A5 in the future to KRK Rockit 8's. I'm most likely using this with another computer but probably a Mac so it has to be USB or Optical in.

 

Budget is $250.


Thanks for the help!


P.S. I'm thinking the O2 with the ODAC but isn't he coming out with the ODA? Should I wait for that?

Is this for music only? or also movies and gaming?

 

I believe you can not use the O2 (Objective 2) with speakers, so I'm assuming your also looking for something with a headphone amplifier??

 

Here is a DAC only device.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMSL-SD-1955-High-end-Audio-DAC-AD1955-DIR9001-TE7022L-Optical-coaxial-USB-S-/290760515758?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item43b2ad60ae

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Is this for music only? or also movies and gaming?

 

I believe you can not use the O2 (Objective 2) with speakers, so I'm assuming your also looking for something with a headphone amplifier??

 

Here is a DAC only device.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMSL-SD-1955-High-end-Audio-DAC-AD1955-DIR9001-TE7022L-Optical-coaxial-USB-S-/290760515758?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item43b2ad60ae

Mainly for music, I don't mind a so-so quality DAC for movies and gaming. And it'll be nice if it can double as a headphone amplifier but if not, it's alright. Also I'm kinda trying to avoid non-US stuff for now because I don't want to send it all the way to China and have it lost again... 

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