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Choosing between 3 DACs

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I have done my fair share of research and have my selection narrowed down to the Concero, Arcam irDAC, and Emotiva DC-1. I know these are different in terms of functionality, but the only thing I would NEED is the DAC via USB. The headphone amp of the DC-1 would be a bonus. I can't find any comparisons between these 3, or even 2. Can anyone help me?

post #2 of 10
I think I can help.

Stay tuned.....
post #3 of 10
Look further down the posts to "garyinmd"'s comparisons........

"December 2013 DAC comparisons". I think.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks! Yeah I read through that before, but unfortunately I couldn't really draw any conclusions from that as far as the difference between these, other than that the DC-1 and irDAC fell into the "indistinguishable" category. But it definitely helps and thanks! That thread is interesting because the admin locked it about a month ago and I'm not sure exactly why. I know a lot of people were upset and in disbelief that there was no difference between a hand full of DACs and frankly I was one of them. 

post #5 of 10
I think it was locked because Gary was done with his evaluation.

I have the DC 1 and couldn't be happier...see the review I linked below.

Works great with USB ; no issues at all with 24/192 downloads.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Okay awesome! I read through the link you posted on the DC-1 thread  if that's what you were referring to!

post #7 of 10
Did you go for the DC1?

Happy? smily_headphones1.gif
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I decided that I'm going to order it, just have to wait until next payday :-)

post #9 of 10
You will be delighted!
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

I am hoping so! :-)

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