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Choose DAC. Someone wants to help me for the final decision? Digital Converters
Old 4th March 2017
  #1
Here for the gear
 

Choose DAC. Someone wants to help me for the final decision?

Hi everyone,

I am currently working only ITB, I do not need to record anything. I would like to spend the money for output quality. Budget 1000 €

After looking a lot, Can anyone help me choose, give feedback, pros or cons of these models?

Mytek - Digital Stereo 192 DSD-DAC (new)
Lavry Blue - 4496-8 2ch DA (second hand)
Black Lion Audio - Sparrow DAC - white (second hand)
Dangerous Music Source (second hand)

Thank you very much

PS: Sorry if this topic is not going to high end.
Old 4th March 2017
  #2
Gear Nut
 

Out of curiosity, what are you missing with your current D/A converters that is meriting the upgrade?
Old 4th March 2017
  #3
Here for the gear
 

Good question dwdummer0

I currently have a Presonus Firebox, I'm not saying it sounds bad. I also can not compare with other equipment.
I guess we all want something better. Looking and looking I came to the conclusion that working only ITB and without needing to record anything, a good option would be a DAC.
I prefer to spend money on good outputs than mic/inputs because I will not use them.
Then you start looking, comparing and reading reviews. Since I buy something I prefer to buy something really TOP.
I hope I have expressed myself well ....

thanks for you reply.
Old 5th March 2017
  #4
Lives for gear
I have the Source. Two things:

1) The headphone amp is kinda decent.

2) It's sound improves even more when you power it with a linear power supply.

The one good thing about the Source is that won't fatigue you. It sounds natural to me and without any glare. These things are important to me. Anything else about sound, hopefully someone else can chime in here.
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