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i am currently using my pc as source with on-board sound-card for my Swan's M200MkIII.

if i wanna increase the sound quality, should i get a sound-card or dac?
any suggestion which is best value for money?

thx for any help.
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FYI DAC pretty much = sound cards. They both do a fundamentally like thing. What are your goals? What is your budget?

I'm a big fan of Pro-Audio devices due to flexibility, fidelity, and reasonable prices vs the boutique varietals.

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quick, easy, & excellent for the $$$...


What I'm using for my Swans 1080mkII08's

http://www.amazon.com/NuForce-uDAC-2.../dp/B003Y5FRNS

http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconudac2/
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FYI DAC pretty much = sound cards. They both do a fundamentally like thing. What are your goals? What is your budget?

I'm a big fan of Pro-Audio devices due to flexibility, fidelity, and reasonable prices vs the boutique varietals.

my budget is $500, but i wanna get the best out of the speakers and dont overkill it ~ i guess i will be using these speakers and wont change for a long time.
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quick, easy, & excellent for the $$$...


What I'm using for my Swans 1080mkII08's

http://www.amazon.com/NuForce-uDAC-2.../dp/B003Y5FRNS

http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconudac2/

This is what I use too.
Computer>NuForce uDAC2>Swan m200mkiii
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my budget is $500, but i wanna get the best out of the speakers and dont overkill it ~ i guess i will be using these speakers and wont change for a long time.

Looking to the future: Any chance of adding subs or a headphone?

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Looking to the future: Any chance of adding subs or a headphone?

nope
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nope

Ok, then you have a huge amount of DACs to choose from.

Everything from the economical and well received TASCAM US-100

To the HRT Music Streamer II

To the Cambridge DAC Magic

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