I would just like to ask for some advice on a small(preferably) DAC that is going to be used with AK100. It's going to be fed through optical, so a optical-in is a must. I absolutely don't need a amp with the DAC. I am happy with my UHA-6S.MKII. Budget is around $200. I been looking at V-DAC MKII, but I'm not sure how much better it will be than AK100's or UHA-6S's DAC.
So couple questions.
1. Is the DAC of $200 device going to be better than AK100's DAC?
2. Are any $200 DAC going to sound better than UHA-6S.MKII's own DAC?(I find UHA-6S's DAC to be on par with AK100's).
I don't mind buying used gear or trading my T PEOS H-200 for a mid tier DAC.
Any rec and help is welcome!
Forgot to mention this. I like neutral sound that is smooth. This DAC will be paired with Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII(best amp for less than $300) and UERM+MDR7550+SRH940.
Edited by kimvictor - 9/23/13 at 5:21pm