Originally Posted by argentum246
5. It can be refurb as well like from accessories4less.
With your limited budget, you can't afford to be choosy.
Onkyo TX-8260 Network Receiver, 80w/ch - $269 -
Though they are currently out of stock -
Yamaha RN303 Network Receiver, 100w/ch - $219 -
No Pre-Out on the Yamaha though.
If you are going to look at something like the Dayton or the FOSI, make sure you check them out in detail, and make sure they actually do what you want.
For example, the FOSI Audio Q5 - DAC Converter 24-bit/192kHz Optical/Coaxial/USB Digital-to-Analog Adapter Decoder & Headphone Amplifier & Mini Stereo Pre-Amplifier - $69 -
Sounds good, but no Power Amp
and no Analog Inputs.
I suspect in a amp like this, you can get an Amp with Analog in, but not likely Digital In.
Here is the Fosi TB10A amp
- it has Analog, but no Digital -
You could get an Amp and DAC within your budget, but it is going to have a limited number of inputs and no (likely)
Here is a pretty good pretty full featured compact amp -
SMSL AD18 (40w/ch), DAC, Bluetooth, Remote - $144 -
It has a single Analog Input plus Optical and USB.
I'm not saying don't do this, what I am saying is if you are considering the low cost compact amps that you look at them in detail and make sure they do what you want done.
As it stand, about the only affordable amp that meets all your needs and more is the Onkyo TX-8260 from Accessories4Less.
A bit over budget, but I'm not sure what choices you really have.