Why not Apogee Mini DAC?

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

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    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?


    Add the Mini-Me for mic set-up.

  2. khollister macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    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

    Mar 5, 2007
    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

    Jul 24, 2008
    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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