Why not Apogee Mini DAC?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by HiFiGuy528, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    Apple store recommends Apogee Duet or M-Audio for enhanced sound. I feel that the mini Dac is a better choice for Hi-Fi Mac set-up. Optical or Firewire from Mac to Mini DAC to powered speakers should give you an impressive set-up for music or Garage Band. Any here tried the Mini DAC?

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    Add the Mini-Me for mic set-up.

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  2. khollister macrumors 6502a

    khollister

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    If I recall correctly from some threads on music forums, Apogee claims the DAC quality in the Duet is superior to the Mini-Me or Mini-DAC. The audio quality of the Duet is quite good (I have one) and the headphone amp is even impressive. In fact, I am using my Sennheiser 600's direct into the Duet rather than using my high-end headphone amplifier connected with Cardas interconnects.
     
  3. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    I'm using the Kerces 151 usb dac and like it quite a lot for my headphone setup. It was only $230 but I'm not sure how much the the apogee is these days.
     
  4. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    Anyone know if firewire is better than Toslink opitical?

    The only thing missing in the Duet is optical or coaxial input. I want to use the DAC for my CD play and MacBook so the Mini seems to fit better.
     

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