The JDS combo does not come with a line-out, just a headphone output, still might function ok as a line-out.
Audio-GD NFB-15.32, DAC & Head Amp, with separate line-out, $255+shipping.
Dual WM8741 DAC chips and USB and S/PDIF (optical & coaxial) inputs
I think it does have an line out but its a 3.5mm line instead of a RCA output?
EDIT: I see those outputs are for the amp only. I am really more of a headphone guy but I think it makes a lot more sense to be able to use the DAC and the AMP separately in case I want to upgrade one or the other?
Also: I'm going to sound pretty dumb here but the deal is I gave away a guitar amp I had been using as speakers to show people youtube videos and stuff and so I need some speakers. I don't really want to spend much on them (under $50) as I am a headphone guy but I think I should still connect even crappy speakers to my DAC/AMP as it would help their sound. But I am honestly confused as hell about all this amp and pre-amp stuff. Do most speakers have amps in them and just need the dac?
Edited by chili dude96 - 11/28/13 at 8:44pm