External DAC

Discussion in 'DACs' started by SpeakerdeJon, May 3, 2018.

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  1. SpeakerdeJon

    SpeakerdeJon New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to buy a external DAC for my computer to play FLAC and similar lossless files with the rest of my system (Sony HAPS1 is ridiculously expensive).

    I came across two that are around the right price point and have good specs.
    The Cambridge - DACMagic 100 &
    IFI Nano iOne Home Audio DAC for around $200USD.

    From what I can see advertising wise the IFI pushes that it has superior shielding and chipset. Does anyone have any recommendations on which to buy or if there's suitable alternatives?

    Regards

     

     

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  2. kray

    kray HE>i Subscriber

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    Under $200 I'd probably look at the Topping DACs
     
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  3. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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    What he said.

    FWIW: I have a Topping DAC on order via Massdrop.
     
  4. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    Do you want MQA decoding or not? If you do, then the iFi is the one you want. Topping will not decode MQA.
     
  5. EngineerNate

    EngineerNate AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm pining for the Topping D50. A bit over your $200 budget but measures insanely good.
     

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