HiFiGuy What is your favorite Dacs ?

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  1. SonOfJames

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    @Ed Selley hasn't been around in a while, I wonder what he’d recommend nowadays.
     
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    Also kind of curious on this. Still pondering getting a DAC upgrade for my old Sony SACD player. Had been looking at the Musical Fidelity MX-DAC (because of how impressed I’ve been with the MX-VNYL phono) but it really is an area I’m blind on.
     
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    I'm not really a digital guy. I have an Emotiva that we mostly use for TV/movies.

    I'd look towards Schiit if I were in the market. There's also a ton of choices on Massdrop. If I were going to drop serious money (which I will for vinyl but won't for digital) Wyred 4 Sound would be top of the list.
     
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    Sorry- lost to a world of divorce and (ironically) digital. The latter is because I now do support and consultancy for Chord Electronics. As such I imagine you don't need to guess where my preferences would lie in that particular selection...
     
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    I'm using a Cambridge DAC MAGIC 100. It has served me well for over 4 years. Schiit also make decent products too.
     
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    The Chord DAC’s @Ed Selley mentions are fantastic. At lower price points I’ve owned and loved the Schiit Modi Multibit, Rega DAC-R and Mytek Liberty. They each have a different flavor to them, the Rega being closest to an analog front end and the Mytek being the cleanest and most detailed.
     
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    I would love to get the Rega DAc but it''s beyond my price point. Everything else in my setup is Rega, TT, amp, speakers.
     
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