DAC for 50$
post-7628444
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 11

65dos

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 17, 2010
Messages
203
Reaction score
10
Joined
Dec 17, 2010
Posts
203
Likes
10
Hey, i want new dac for headphones and speakers.
Please help me.
I use dac with my pc.
 
     Share This Post       
post-7628451
Post #2 of 11

Mad Max

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 12, 2009
Messages
7,453
Reaction score
288
Location
USA
Joined
Nov 12, 2009
Location
USA
Posts
7,453
Likes
288
Xonar DG?
 
     Share This Post       
post-7628473
Post #3 of 11

65dos

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 17, 2010
Messages
203
Reaction score
10
Joined
Dec 17, 2010
Posts
203
Likes
10
I want outside dac
 
     Share This Post       
post-7628488
Post #4 of 11

snaps11

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
192
Reaction score
11
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Posts
192
Likes
11
First of all for 50 its not really worth doing.  Second of all you probably mean DAC/AMP combo since you really shouldnt run off of just a DAC.  You need to up the budget to get anything worth while.....
 
     Share This Post       
post-7628645
Post #5 of 11

65dos

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 17, 2010
Messages
203
Reaction score
10
Joined
Dec 17, 2010
Posts
203
Likes
10
maybe i get 100$
 
     Share This Post       
post-7628805
Post #6 of 11

ETAHL

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 12, 2011
Messages
186
Reaction score
11
Joined
Mar 12, 2011
Posts
186
Likes
11
Here is very nice one for $60, a MUSE TDA1543 X4. There is a big thread on this DAC. I use a modded version of this DAC more than my other more expensive ones. Very musical; natural sounding and non-fatiguing. Awesome DAC for the price.
 
http://cgi.ebay.ca/tda1543x4-DIR9001-4X-TDA1543-parallel-connect-DAC-Muse-/260760330626?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb686e182
 
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/512389/mini-dac-tda1543-x-4-nos
 
     Share This Post       
post-7629075
Post #7 of 11

Willakan

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 26, 2010
Messages
1,039
Reaction score
106
Joined
Dec 26, 2010
Posts
1,039
Likes
106
I would recommend avoiding NOS DACs like the one above like the plague.
 
     Share This Post       
post-7629083
Post #8 of 11

cheaphifi

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 5, 2010
Messages
254
Reaction score
15
Joined
Jan 5, 2010
Posts
254
Likes
15
     Share This Post       
post-7674945
Post #9 of 11

customNuts

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
796
Reaction score
48
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Posts
796
Likes
48
I wouldn't avoid it like the plague at all. For what the op wants to spend, this would be without a doubt one of the best options around. The are many threads backing this up. If the budget was $500, it would be different.
The Zero dac is also a great sounding dac/amp and sells for abut $130 on ebay. I would recommend that highly for the money. Powered my hd650's suprisingly well. Awesome bass too.
 
     Share This Post       
post-7674976
Post #10 of 11

Willakan

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 26, 2010
Messages
1,039
Reaction score
106
Joined
Dec 26, 2010
Posts
1,039
Likes
106
NOS DACs are never a good idea at any conceivable pricepoint IMO. The amount of effort the designer has to put in to overcome the giant self-imposed stumbling block that is forgoing oversampling is vanishingly unlikely to be present in a $50 design. Even with more expensive designs, not oversampling makes absolutely no sense at all.
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top