2012 iMac sound set-up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Confuzzzed, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000

    Confuzzzed

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    Do you think adding an external DAC before I hook the 2012 iMac to my sound system would enhance audio quality or is the integrated DAC of the iMac good enough?
     
  2. Paul-B macrumors newbie

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    iMac speaker are adequate for general use, but for music you really need a sub-woofer...
     
  3. Confuzzzed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Someone posted this elsewhere:


    >>>>>>>>>> POSTER 1
    It really depends on the quality of the speakers/amp you are going to use for this setup. If you are spending US$60 on a pair of Logitech speakers then a DAC is overkill, but if this will be part of your house sound system powered by Cabasse and Teac, then clearly a DAC will improve the output (even a cheap one). For the Bose Companion I'd say overkill

    >>>>>>>>> POSTER 2


    I wouldn't buy a DAC is you aren't using a good stereo amplifier...
     

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