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I'm looking to add a DAC to my 2 channel setup. I want to be able to integrate an Apple TV 3, Logitech Squeezebox Touch and possibly a Blu-ray player
to my NAD C375BEE and Revel Concerta F12 speakers. The more inputs the better on the DAC but I don't see a lot of them available unless you spend some $$$.
My budget would be ~$400 and I'm willing to buy used. Any recommendations?

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I'm looking to add a DAC to my 2 channel setup. I want to be able to integrate an Apple TV 3, Logitech Squeezebox Touch and possibly a Blu-ray player
to my NAD C375BEE and Revel Concerta F12 speakers. The more inputs the better on the DAC but I don't see a lot of them available unless you spend some $$$.
My budget would be ~$400 and I'm willing to buy used. Any recommendations?

Think again.
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You might want to look at the Maverick Tubemagic D2 DAC.

I know someone who recently got one and is very impressed with its performance.
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What would you recommend to connect my Apple TV 3 to my NAD Integrated amp?

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You might want to look at the Maverick Tubemagic D2 DAC.

I know someone who recently got one and is very impressed with its performance.

Thanks for the recommendation. I like the price.

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I'm looking to add a DAC to my 2 channel setup. I want to be able to integrate an Apple TV 3, Logitech Squeezebox Touch and possibly a Blu-ray player
to my NAD C375BEE and Revel Concerta F12 speakers. The more inputs the better on the DAC but I don't see a lot of them available unless you spend some $$$.
My budget would be ~$400 and I'm willing to buy used. Any recommendations?
Emotiva XDA-1 or 2 and Peachtree Audio DAC- it. Just looked at the classified section here and there is a DAC-it for sale. I don't know the guy selling it but it's a great price.
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Parasound Z-Dac demo/refurbished from audio advisor for $375. The Z-dac has one coaxial, one optical and USB connections.

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+1 for Emotiva the DAC

The Emotiva DAC's have two coax and two optical inputs, which is nice. My DAC has one of each, which ended up being a slight issue



Arnyk is probably going to tell you get an AVR............ the lamest piece of electronic gear ever rolleyes.gifwink.gif

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AVR............ the lamest piece of electronic gear ever rolleyes.gifwink.gif
What's so lame about it?
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I want to try the Parasound ZDac but audio advisor doesn't have a demo/refurbished unit at this time.
I'll wait to grab one. I also might order a MyDAC and a Musical Fidelity V-90 and keep the one that sounds best to my ears.

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