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Looking for a DAC to use with a new computer

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I'm currently looking to buy a new pc so now would probably be a good time to find a DAC to go with my Stepdance/LCD 2's.

Can someone reccomend some good low/mid budget DAC's please?

 

I live in Switzerland so the selection is limited and importing can be complicated.

post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by Dunkelbunt View Post

I'm currently looking to buy a new pc so now would probably be a good time to find a DAC to go with my Stepdance/LCD 2's.

Can someone reccomend some good low/mid budget DAC's please?

 

I live in Switzerland so the selection is limited and importing can be complicated.

 

ODAC?

post #3 of 10
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ODAC?

 

Thanks for your suggestion.

 

I have only been able to find one review of this DAC on headfi and it was semi favourable. They do ship to Switzerland but customs will probably add 1/3 to the price. Then again it's not easy to find such products locally.
 

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Thanks for your suggestion.

 

I have only been able to find one review of this DAC on headfi and it was semi favourable. They do ship to Switzerland but customs will probably add 1/3 to the price. Then again it's not easy to find such products locally.
 

 

The ODAC is an open design available in finished form from several distributors. Isn't this a Swiss web site?

 

    http://www.headnhifi.com/dac

 

There are more reviews on Head-Fi than the ones in the thread below.

 

    http://www.head-fi.org/t/611778/brief-odac-impressions

post #5 of 10
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Isn't this a Swiss web site?

 

    http://www.headnhifi.com/dac

It is indeed. I didn't find it under distributors on the official website. This does look promising.

 

 

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There are more reviews on Head-Fi than the ones in the thread below.

 

    http://www.head-fi.org/t/611778/brief-odac-impressions

I see. I'm going to go through those then.

post #6 of 10
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The shop of the website is actually located in the same area as I am. I should be able to swing by and pick one up. Great suggestion. Thanks again.

post #7 of 10
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The shop of the website is actually located in the same area as I am. I should be able to swing by and pick one up. Great suggestion. Thanks again.

 

I don't know anything about Head-N-HiFi, but they're one of the named distributors on the original engineer's blog.

 

  • YoYoDyne Consulting ODAC Announcement (Canada)
  • JDS Labs ODAC Announcement (USA)
  • Epiphany Acoustics ODAC Announcement (UK)
  • Head-N-HiFi ODAC Announcement (Switzerland)
  • Audio Poutine ODAC Source (Canada Facebook Page)
 
Good luck.
post #8 of 10
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I went by and picked one up today. Listening to it now. Works perfectly :)

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I went by and picked one up today. Listening to it now. Works perfectly :)

 

That's good news. Did you buy the ODAC or O2+ODAC?

 

If you end up liking it, would you consider posting a short review?

post #10 of 10
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I bought the ODAC.

I do like it but I'm probably not the right person to review it since I dont really have anything to compare it to.

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