Hello all, looking for some feedback before I buy this DAC.
Sorry in advance as I know this is my first post and that this forum is headphone specific, however I wish to purchase this primarily as a DAC to sit between my HTPC and integrated stereo amp to be used with speakers, however would also use it for headphone listening from time to time.
I want to know how it performs as a DAC only, ie using the USB port as an input and the RCA line out then connecting to an integrated amp.
My setup is a Marantz PM6004 amp and Monitor Audio BX2 speakers. I bought this gear recently and it's great with my record player but my current DAC just isn't cutting it, pales in comparison to the record players performance (Pro-Ject Debut Carbon).
The tube is used during the DAC stage right? So I'll get tube warmth even when using line-out?
Out of interest, has anyone used this with XBMC / OpenElec or linux in general? I imagine there's no issues?
I have read a lot of the thread and searched but couldn't find answers to these questions (nor on the greater Internet).
Lots of posts here about just that aspect of the device. My set up is almost identical to what you describe, with my PC playing my digital library via the T1 through my hi-fi system. It works wonderfully this way.