Originally Posted by jvan45
Where would you setup the DAC in the chain? And why would this improve sound? And what small, inexpensive DAC would you recommend? I'm new to all this quasi-enthusiast level audio engagement as well. Thanks!
Computer/laptop/compatible tablet or smartphone > USB Cable > USB DAC > Analog interconnect* > Amp > Speaker Cable > Speaker
Here's my workstation rig at my temporary table right now: Acer laptop > USB Cable > Ibasso D-Zero USB DAC > stereo 3.5mm to 2xRCA cable from DAC lineout > Swans D1080MkII 08 active speakers. If you'll be using something like the D-Zero with the Dayton speakers and T-amps, you can use it also as a portable amp or DAC-Amp if you have the right source that can work with it.
Laptop is just below that.
*Depending on what's on the DAC and Amp, you might need to use: stereo 3.5mm to 2xRCA ; or stereo 3.5mm to stereo 3.5mm ; or 2xRCA to 2xRCA.
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 11/18/12 at 12:50am