My primary audio system is a classic McIntosh 1900 receiver hooked to Paradigm reference 20 speakers.
I've been using an iPod classic with audio out from its headphone jack. I'm now ready to upgrade to a digital out=> outboard DAC option.
The outboard DACs I'm considering are all in the entry level category:
1. Peachtree DAC-IT (the original, lower priced model, not the new x model)
2. Schiit Bifrost
3. Cambridge audio dacmagic
4. Emotiva xda-2
I had initially also thought about the Arcam rdac, but I can no longer find the base model.
Anyway, I'm curious as to what you all think regarding the sonic characteristics of the above & how they would synergize with my classic receiver.