- Feb 19, 2010
I'm currently in the process of building a high performance computer for work / play.. and I want clean/clear, good audio for the system.
What I need is a good quality DAC/AMP combo that will allow me to get a clean digital signal to a moderately good set of speakers.
I've been considering 3 different sets of speakers for this system: (In no particular order)
Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500
M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
What I would like to know is what would be a good but cheap DAC/AMP combo to pair to one of these speaker sets that allows me to get clean good / studio quality speakers and also has a output for my headphones as well.
I've looked at a lot of things. Considered internal sound cards, various different external desktop pc oriented sound devices but frankly,.. I'm stumped with what is the best option / best performance on the cheap for this sort of setup.
Not a nooby audiophile. Musician and former studio tech w/ a good ear for good sound.
Any and all help would be appreciated.