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  1. #1
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    Worth buying an external low-end DAC?

    I would appreciate any opinion on the cheap (< 20$) DACs like the Prozor 192KHz you can easily find on the market.
    Are they worth for usage with a Squeezebox Touch or the internal DAC beats them?
    Are they compatible? May I exploit the full 192KHz sampling rate (given the original FLAC is 192KHz of course)?

  2. #2
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    The Touch is better than that.
    I can't tell the difference between a stock Touch and a Touch with linear PSU connected to a 450 euro DAC.
    Install the EDO applet for 24/192 in the Touch (what 24/192 would be good for I don't know)

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie View Post
    what 24/192 would be good for I don't know)
    Just making some comparison with friends of mine just to understand if we feel any difference: same track 48/96/192KHz at 16/24 bit.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie View Post
    The Touch is better than that.
    I can't tell the difference between a stock Touch and a Touch with linear PSU connected to a 450 euro DAC.
    Install the EDO applet for 24/192 in the Touch (what 24/192 would be good for I don't know)
    IIRC the Touch internal DAC does not support 192KHz - with EDO only the digital connections support 192kHz.

  5. #5
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    The Touch has a good DAC. A cheap DAC would definitely not make a difference for the better.

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