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    Default Benchmark DAC-PRE...

    Looks very promising. AES/EBU or RCA outputs; 3 coax, 1 Toslink, 1 USB digital inputs. Incorporates DAC1 D/A converter and headphone circuits:

    http://www.benchmarkmedia.com/dac1pre/index.html
    Last edited by steveinaz; 01-23-2008 at 12:24 PM.

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    I would love to try it out.
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    I've been looking at it for use with a PC music server. I think I've seen it for around $1200. Looks like it might be of good quality.
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    Stereophile did a review of the new DAC1 USB this month. Make sure to read the issues with some programs like ITunes 7.5, etc.

    I have cracked the hood on mine, it's very well made and laid-out. There are also a number of strappable options on the main circuit card.
    Last edited by steveinaz; 05-02-2008 at 01:22 PM.

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    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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