Greetings all and first off thanks for looking at the post. Hopefully the community will have some good suggestions.
- So my issue is that i've got a brand new Xindak DAC-5 outputting to my M-Audio EX66 Monitors. Although the monitors have a plethora of inputs (TRS, XLR, AES/EBU, SPDIF) manually selecting each input requires flipping a switch on the back of the speaker, not to mention it cannot accept multiple inputs on it's digital or analogue stage. My Xindak DAC-5 has multiple output stages; one being a transistor out that uses a balanced XLR but also a tube stage that uses a single-ended RCA. The device cannot output more than one source to each stage, that is the RCA is only for the tube and the XLR is only for the transistor. At the moment i'm only using the XLR but am dying to hear my beautiful tube sound from the RCA stage.
What i'm in the market for is a device (preferable not a full functioned and high costing Source Amp) that can accept multiple input types (TRS, XLR, RCA) and then output to one single output (preferable an XLR type). Naturally I need the ins to have a selector switch.
Additionally i'd also like said device to accept a Firewire or USB input to allow my source (An HTPC or Macbook Pro) to output at a true 24-bit/192khz output. At the moment my computers will only do 24/96khz and it's not taking full usage of my Xindak which can take 24/192.
I've been looking far and wide and have found a few units that seem to fit my needs. I'll list them along with any issues I have with them for the community to comment on. I'd like to keep my actual price point under $300 and am happy to buy used.
1. A Weiss Processor - $5000 price tag is way beyond what i'm looking to spend
2. TerraTec DMX Firewire
- I can't get my hands on one since they are mainly marketed in the UK.
3. A TC Impact Twin
- This seems to be a winner for me but i'd like everyone's thoughts on it and also if there is another alternative. It's got virtually every in and out (both digital and analogue) that one could ever want and even has the 24/192 Firewire interface.