I've been a little bit out of the game for a bit but I really need some help looking for a DAC.
Here's the system its going into:
SB Touch or SB Emulator (Squeezelite on a MacBook Pro) Digital Output --> (The DAC I need) --> EHHA Rev A or Bijou Amp (have both) --> HD800 and sometimes HE-500
I'm really hoping for an ES9018 DAC, 32bit would be nice, and I'm just completely lost with what to look for this year. I've been looking very closely at the Audio-gd NFB-1(2014), but I've read bad things about their implementation of their fully discrete components. I really need a DAC that is going to do well with the details, have glimmering highs, without making anything harsh.
I've got $650 to spend, so lets limit it to $680 and no more.
Inputs I want:
- Digital Coax
Outputs I want
- Balanced XLR is a plus
(And for all those who are concerned, I have done my searching, and that's why I'm here)
Edited by wdahm519 - 5/12/14 at 9:11pm