Cheap USB DAC Help!
Jan 10, 2013 at 3:02 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5


New Head-Fier
Dec 29, 2009
Hey guys, I want to buy a USB DAC to connect my PC up to my vintage receiver. My PC only has USB so I need the DAC to have USB & RCA out. I don't care for anything else, a headphone jack would be nice but I can manage without it.
I don't have a big budget (around $70) and I live in Spain so some of the US options like the Schiit Modi are not available to me.
Here are the options that I've seen so far. 
Musiland Monitor 01 ($70) -
Muse DA20 ($55) -
Muse Mini USB DAC ($30) -
Behringer U-Control UCA202 ($30) -
I hope that someone can help me choose a nice DAC. I know that at this price range, I won't get anything amazing but I just want something better than my PC's integrated audio. Thanks for the help.
Jan 10, 2013 at 3:21 AM Post #2 of 5
You should take a look at the Sabre 9023 based ones such as the UD100 and Hifimediy. Both will run you around $50, and you can then use 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect to your receiver.
Jan 10, 2013 at 3:24 AM Post #3 of 5
Fiio E10 is also popular.
Jan 10, 2013 at 3:49 AM Post #4 of 5
E10 is good, Musiland 01 and 02 are pretty good too.
Or find a new/used Creative Sound Card for the PCI-E slot.

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