Let's see if anyone can answer this?
I have a great set of speakers (stereo) in my living room and a cheap receiver powering those speakers. I have all of my music on my iPod and had a TEAC DAC that worked well and included an iPod dock. Nice 'cause it also charged the iPod. Problem is, my TEAC died. Now, I need to find a new DAC for my iPod.
1. Another DAC iPod dock. AFAIK, no one makes them anymore. Convenient because it would also charge the iPod
2. A "desk" DAC. These things run from $125-$3K. Problem is I would need a lightening to USB B connector meaning I'd have a cable lying around and it probably would not charge the iPod. I would like to set and forget, if possible.
3. Get a cheap receiver that would connect via HDMI or USB A but bypass the iPod DAC and charge the iPod. I could buy a cheap iPod holder
4. Get a cheap receiver that would connect via HDMI or USB A but bypass the iPod DAC. I could by a separate "dock" just to hold the iPod
The point is, if I'm going to do this I see no point in getting an external DAC if I can get a receiver for about the same price that will use the receiver DAC. Will a receiver automatically use the internal DAC and, if so, which connections "in" force the use of the internal DAC?
Right now the SMSL Sanskrit can be had for $110 but I need a new cable and probably a charging stand for the iPod.
Will a receiver or external DAC charge the iPod via the USB or other connection? I know on computers and TV's the USB has a little juice but have no idea about receivers and DAC's.
Here's hopin' I get a response or two!!