Discrete DAC Under $300/Recomendation?
Feb 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM Post #19 of 27

DutchGFX

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Are you able to DIY? Many projects worth considering if you can handle the solder station.


I can DIy if needed, if it's not too complex, and there are instructions :)
 
Feb 10, 2013 at 8:14 AM Post #21 of 27

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Feb 10, 2013 at 8:31 AM Post #22 of 27

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This is the latest NOS DAC - built for sound quality but has good measurements too - better frequency response flatness and better HF distortion. Don't confuse 'NOS = no oversampling' with 'Nos = New old stock'.
 
Feb 10, 2013 at 8:49 AM Post #23 of 27

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This is the latest NOS DAC - built for sound quality but has good measurements too - better frequency response flatness and better HF distortion. Don't confuse 'NOS = no oversampling' with 'Nos = New old stock'.


OH! Makes sense. Project seams complex though! Haha is the gamma2 an easy build?
 
Feb 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM Post #25 of 27

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I'm thinking DACMagic by Cambridge, but I thinks it's out of budget. Tubemagic D2 looks good too, but, I hear it's only worth it with the OPAMP upgrade, and Thad put me at $289. A bit too much. This seams to be a bad price point, at about 350 there's the bitfrost, the DACMagic, gamma2 built, a few AudioGD's. At 150, there are a bunch of Amp/Dacs, and the Odac. At $250, there's nothing lol. Only thing I really have found is the non upgraded D2...


Any help is greatly appreciated
 
Feb 14, 2013 at 10:39 PM Post #26 of 27

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Bumpity bump bump... Sorry... Had to do it haha. Still dont know what to dooooo!

Thinking:
Audio GD NFB q5.32
Maverick D2
Gamma2, but prolly a bit out of price range
 

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