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« on: April 02, 2018, 08:57:53 pm »

Everybody,

I do not know if this is allowed Peter but if not delete my post please.

Can anybody help me with a cheap but ok usb DAC=

I bought my daughter A pair of very nice speakers and i am searching for a DAC.

Around 250 euro is ok for me.

Anybody a idear?

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 10:04:58 pm »

Hi Gerard,

take a look at Beresford Caiman SEG. It sounds good, it has a simple but well thought design and it has built in a really good headphone amp.

Georg
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 10:08:39 pm »

I have an iFi Nano here. It's an OK DAC for the money. They have a version called the Nano iOne, which has loads of inputs, including Bluetooth. And another stripped down version called the LE, which should be reasonably cheap.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 03:06:40 pm »

Thanx!

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16GB, *Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0* *from RAM*, music on music server / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *0.10*  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core *3-5* / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive *none* (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Not the best (OS from RAM issue) / Time Stability = Off (OS from RAM issue) / Custom Filter Mid 705600 / -> USB3 (Silverstone both sides isolated = Sw#3 of NOS1a = Up) -> *Clairixa USB 15cm* -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 0.70m -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink ->> Metrum Amps ->> Metrum Acoustics ESL Open Baffle.
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