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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hello,


How important really is a DAC going to be for me?

An opportunity has come up to buy this:

 

http://www.needledoctor.com/HRT-Music-Streamer-II-D-A-Converter_2
 

..with an Audioquest Cinnamon USB cable, $170 for everything.

 

I've already spend $400 on the HD650s and $130 on an amp - will the extra money make an immediately discernable difference to the sound?  Is it a subtle upgrade or will this thing make a big impact?
 

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

Free pizza to anyone who replies.

post #3 of 7

My reply..

 

Does the pizza have pepperoni?

 

Really, it is an operating DAC..did youthink you needed a DAC in addition ?

 

where do I get my pizza?

post #4 of 7

Let me add to my prior post. Prior to that unit, you are dependent on whatever sound comes out of your PC. Unless it has a built in Hi Quality DAC, you are not getting all you could.

 

I myself have a hi-end system and was using a tablet directly into the system (3.5mm out to RCA's). The tablet (a surface) has a built in Wolfsen DAC. Then I added an AUNE T1 Enhanced DAC. Wow..what a difference. Better soundstage, fuller, holographic sound. Prior, it was a little flat. My system was built toward vinyl perfection so digital was like an afterthought. Not anymore. Best $159 purchase I made in 2 years.

 

post #5 of 7

Wow ...promised pizza...waited by the door...Nothing...:(

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
I'll do an audio pizza recording soon.

Sweet setup. Looks pretty badass.

I am going to buy the DAC. The yearning for that vision of the penultimate listening experience beckons like a lark.
post #7 of 7

Thanks..the surface tablet works awesome for it...I don't use it for much else because I have so many damn laptops in the house...LOL...So its like a piece of audio equipment...LOL

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