I'm looking to make a DAC (not DAC/amp) kit. I'm running a Modi right now and would like to step up from there. However, mostly I'm doing it for the fun.
Some of the requirements:
- Complete 24 bit (not 24 bit chip with 16 bit interface)
- 192 sample rate is a big plus
- Optical or USB is fine as I'm running it off a mac.
- No more than $300 complete
BTW: There are a bunch of kits on ebay that fit this bill, but I have no idea if they are any good (random example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CS8416-CS4398-DAC-Kit-Support-USB-coaxial-DAC-Board-/110709598915?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item19c6ce6ac3)