Looking for amp/dac under $150 with optical audio input
Jun 20, 2015 at 12:35 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

NeoShadow31

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Hello, I am looking for some amp/dac recommendations. I want the amp/dac to be no more than $150 and it needs to have optical audio, USB, and 3.5mm inputs. Anyone know what amp/dac will fit the bill? I've been looking at the Fiio E17K Alpen 2 but it doesn't have an optical input, and some of the things (I've heard) about it I don't like.
 
Thanks in advanced!
 
-Connor
 
Jun 20, 2015 at 1:34 AM Post #2 of 4

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Audioengine D1 (non-portable - $170ish) and teac ha-p50 (portable at $200ish) springs to mind. may be able to find them on sale. Fiio d07 dac only has optical at $50ish, but no amp.
 
I think the old Fiio E17 (not the k17k2 alpen) has a spdif coax input, but no sure if any of those are still being sold.
 
can't think of any dac/amps with optical at your price point currently on the market.
 
edit: creative soundblaster e5 also has optical input at $200ish
 
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  Hello, I am looking for some amp/dac recommendations. I want the amp/dac to be no more than $150 and it needs to have optical audio, USB, and 3.5mm inputs. Anyone know what amp/dac will fit the bill? I've been looking at the Fiio E17K Alpen 2 but it doesn't have an optical input, and some of the things (I've heard) about it I don't like.
 
Thanks in advanced!
 
-Connor

 
Check out the older model FiiO E17 (non-K).
 
Jun 20, 2015 at 2:14 PM Post #4 of 4

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  Audioengine D1 (non-portable - $170ish) and teac ha-p50 (portable at $200ish) springs to mind. may be able to find them on sale. Fiio d07 dac only has optical at $50ish, but no amp.
 
I think the old Fiio E17 (not the k17k2 alpen) has a spdif coax input, but no sure if any of those are still being sold.
 
can't think of any dac/amps with optical at your price point currently on the market.
 
edit: creative soundblaster e5 also has optical input at $200ish

 
 
The creative e5 is on MassDrop right now for $149.00.   If you act in the next day or two.....
 

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