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Hello, I currently own a Denon D2000, Krk Rokit 6's and a Sennheiser HD 25-1 II. I was looking for a DAC with optical in and RCA out with a headphone jack and I stumbled upon the Musiland Monitor models.

 

I like the US Dragon because of the volume knob.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Musiland-Monitor-02-US-Dragon-USB-Sound-Card-Amplifier-DAC-32bit-384KHz-/200863081150?pt=US_Sound_Card_External&hash=item2ec45f62be

 

But I also noticed the US 03 having the same features.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Musiland-Monitor-03US-USB-HIFI-Stereo-Sound-Card-3-0-/320790236996?pt=US_Sound_Card_External&hash=item4ab0968f44

 

What is the difference between these two and I was planning to use these with my KRK's on RCA then just use headphones when I feel like it. Would this be a good idea? 

 

Do I have to spend money on both to get supposedly "optimal" sound or are the difference between the Dragon and 03 minor? I have a feeling that one is a DAC and the other is an amplifier. I suppose it'd be pointless for me to get an amp because the krk's are already active speakers right?

 

Thanks!