Recommend me a good DAC

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by lostgear, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    What DAC do you guys use with your aTV?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    What's your budget?

    I like my Arcam rDAC
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    About £200 maximum. I was thinking about a Cambridge Audio DACmagic, but I have seen a few really cheep DAC's on Ebay and Amazon for under £30 and wondered how good they were?
     
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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be surprised (albeit pleasantly) if the £20 DACs on eBay are significantly better than what's in the aTV already.

    I've also heard (well, read in online fora) good things about Beresford DACs but I've never used one.
     
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    These cheap DAC's will just be a waste of money. They should work fine, in and of itself, there's nothing "wrong" with them, but they won't do anything more than the existing DAC that the Apple TV already has... so they'll be redundant. Spend a bit more on a proper DAC and you should get an actual upgrade to your sound quality. :)
     

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