DAC for use with Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by VirtualRain, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    Hi, I'm looking for a DAC with optical input and two-channel output that I can use between the Mac Pro and a couple of studio monitors.

    Any recommendations?

    Ideally something for a few hundred $$.
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    With that low budget you'd be best off buying one of those home theatre receivers.

    But why optical? Why not use a USB or Firewire audio interface? There are plenty of good units for under $100 Some have ballanced line outs that will drive powered studio monitors
     
  3. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    What's a good/attractive USB/Firewire DAC for under a few bills?
     
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    Thanks, which one is considered the best bang for the buck and or the best audiophile quality for under a few hundred $$$... does anyone here have any experience with these to share?

    EDIT: This looks SWEET!!!! Lexicon U22... http://www.lexiconpro.com/ and it's $300.
     

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