I'm new to the forum so please excuse any newbie mistakes.
I need some help getting quality music from my computer to my speakers. I just did a big changeover on my components, getting rid of my old system and starting to put together a new one. I now have an REGA RP-3 Turntable, Rogue Sphinx Amplifier and I kept my old RSL Nevada floor monitors. In the meantime, when I am not playing vinyl, I had plugged in my iPod for music that I did not have on vinyl, and the sound is obviously pretty bad.
I have an older Mac Powerbook G4 that I plan on using for my digital music, all my CD's are on an external hard disk in lossless format connected to my mac. I have been researching DAC's and I am looking for some advice. I want to keep everything within a $750 budget. The DAC's i have been exposed to are The Cambridge DacMagic 100, The Schiit Bifrost, Arcam irDAC, Simaudio Moon 100D and the Micromega MyDac!
My question is not necessarily about "which" deck to get (although any input is appreciated... I'm leaning toward the Schiit)... but more of a question about what else I will need to make the connection from computer to DAC to Amplifier. the computer only has firewire, usb and ethernet ports to connect and I've been reading some bad things about USB connections.
Now the question!
What s the best (and best sounding) way to get music from my computer to my amplifier within $750 budget? The budget must include any recommended accessories cables etc.
Thanks for the help
Edited by skizziks - 1/12/14 at 4:07pm