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I'm halfway there with the Emotiva Airmotiv 5's. I just need a DAC that does 24/192 across-the-board. I looked at the Audioengine D1, Matrix Mini, Lindemann USB-DAC, Aune X1 mkII, Parasound ZDac, and Emotiva XDA-2. Really like the Aune and Parasound but neither of them do 24/192 over USB. The Audioengine doesn't even do 24/192 and some of the others only do a pitiful 16/48 over USB. Only one that seems to do 24/192 on S/PDIF, TosLink, and USB is the Emotiva but it is HUGE compared to the other options. I was wanting something that could sit on top on my mini-computer, like the Parasound ZDac or Aune. The Parasound does 24/96 over USB, which would be OK, but I would rather have the 24/192 just in case I want to send that over USB.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.