Originally Posted by beetledude
i'm almost done building out my PC system -- just a few small odds and ends to finish up (better interconnect cables).
M-Audio Delta Dio 2496 -> Glass Toslink Cable -> Benchmark DAC-1 -> Equinox Cable -> HD650
For jazz, vocals, and classical I throw a MG Head 32 into the mix:
M-Audio Delta Dio 2496 -> Glass Toslink Cable -> Benchmark DAC-1 -> MG Head 32 -> Equinox Cable -> HD650
source is mostly WMA lossless or FLAC
I haven't heard any of the better soundcards (RME DigiPad, EMU), but the Benchmark DAC-1 completely blows away the previous M-Audio Audiophile 2496 I had before...
I'm enjoying this hobby very much!