USB Audio Interface or External Sound Card for Playback

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hashilli, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. hashilli macrumors member

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    I have a new set of Mackie MR8 monitors and unfortunately there is too much internal component noise coming through the iMac 1/8 audio jack. So, now I am on a mission to find a good USB interface or sound card that I can bypass this with. I use the Firewire on the computer for external hard disks. It is a iMac i7 so I only have the one firewire port. =( I don't do any recording, this is for playback only.

    I've been searching over many threads and I can't seem to get a good opinion on a decent USB device that won't have driver issues and just give me clean playback.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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  3. hashilli thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, after much looking into, I have foregone trying to get an audio interface and decided to just get a Nuforce uDAC-2 which is a simple USB DAC with a headphone preamp. http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconudac2/

    Your suggestion pointed me completely in the right direction. Thanks.
     

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