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  1. #1
    N. Wes Gimbert
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    OT DAC's

    Everyone has a different interpretation of "cheap", I have a Channel Island
    DAC (VDA-1) with a external amplifier (VAC-1) (www.ciaudio.com).

    My goal was not prefection, but butter than my adcom CD player with FLAC. I
    A/B back and forth and while it was difficult with volume differences I
    could not tell the difference.

    So it fit my bill.

    Good luck... liek any good audio gear you only know if you get one and try
    it.

    - Wes
    -----Original Message-----
    From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Karl
    Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 4:56 PM
    To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
    Subject: [slim] OT DAC's


    I need a 'cheap' dac to use on a rotel amp to input a pc with only digital
    out into both a digital input and a analog lr input



    The rotel can only play analog to zone 2



    Anybody know of one ?



    It needs to convert back to stereo - from the DTS signal



    Seen some that convert from a digital to stereo but not dolby also needs
    to give me a stereo output ie not lr and center etc



    Thanks for looking any ideas would be great email off group if you like



    Regards



    Karl

  2. #2
    thnmnt
    Guest

    OT DAC's

    check out the ART DI/O it's a small $150 dac that has received rave reviews from audiophiles and there is an active mod community around this device (different powersupplys, upgrading capacitors etc). it's got a tube in it which you can use or not depending on what kind of sound you like. do a search on audioasylum.com for it. you can buy it here.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...se_pid/180580/

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: N. Wes Gimbert
    To: Slim Devices Discussion
    Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 7:12 PM
    Subject: [slim] OT DAC's


    Everyone has a different interpretation of "cheap", I have a Channel Island DAC (VDA-1) with a external amplifier (VAC-1) (www.ciaudio.com).

    My goal was not prefection, but butter than my adcom CD player with FLAC. I A/B back and forth and while it was difficult with volume differences I could not tell the difference.

    So it fit my bill.

    Good luck... liek any good audio gear you only know if you get one and try it.

    - Wes
    -----Original Message-----
    From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Karl
    Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 4:56 PM
    To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
    Subject: [slim] OT DAC's


    I need a 'cheap' dac to use on a rotel amp to input a pc with only digital out into both a digital input and a analog lr input



    The rotel can only play analog to zone 2



    Anybody know of one ?



    It needs to convert back to stereo - from the DTS signal



    Seen some that convert from a digital to stereo but not dolby also needs to give me a stereo output ie not lr and center etc



    Thanks for looking any ideas would be great email off group if you like



    Regards



    Karl



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  3. #3
    thnmnt
    Guest

    OT DAC's

    by the way i'm using a midiman flying cow a/d d/a that i bought years ago for my home studio but it's 24bit burr/brown converters sound great with the squeezebox and it's pretty cheap. they make a flying calf version which is just d/a and you can buy them on ebay for under a hundred bucks. make sure you get the 'newer' 24bit models as the older ones are 20bit.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: N. Wes Gimbert
    To: Slim Devices Discussion
    Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 7:12 PM
    Subject: [slim] OT DAC's


    Everyone has a different interpretation of "cheap", I have a Channel Island DAC (VDA-1) with a external amplifier (VAC-1) (www.ciaudio.com).

    My goal was not prefection, but butter than my adcom CD player with FLAC. I A/B back and forth and while it was difficult with volume differences I could not tell the difference.

    So it fit my bill.

    Good luck... liek any good audio gear you only know if you get one and try it.

    - Wes
    -----Original Message-----
    From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Karl
    Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 4:56 PM
    To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
    Subject: [slim] OT DAC's


    I need a 'cheap' dac to use on a rotel amp to input a pc with only digital out into both a digital input and a analog lr input



    The rotel can only play analog to zone 2



    Anybody know of one ?



    It needs to convert back to stereo - from the DTS signal



    Seen some that convert from a digital to stereo but not dolby also needs to give me a stereo output ie not lr and center etc



    Thanks for looking any ideas would be great email off group if you like



    Regards



    Karl



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