External DAC for Powermac G5?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by MrVegas, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. MrVegas macrumors regular

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    I have a Dual Powermac G5 that I want to use for my large MP3 collection ... I know it's not lossless, but the rips are fairly high quality.

    To maximize the sonic performance, I'm thinking about a nice DAC for the G5. Any personal experience / recommendations?

    By the way, is it best to connect a DAC using USB, firewire, optical?

    Thanks.
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i use the benchmark dac-1 and can recommend it. i've got an optical connection coming from my g5 and a coax connection coming from my digi002r.
     
  5. Tarkovsky macrumors 6502

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    There beresford DAC might be a sensible option, it's certainly on the cheaper end but reportedly not just value for money but a serious contender. It's headphone amp is rather pithy however.
     

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