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  1. Excellent DAC, Audiophile quality (Silver Model) Original Cost $1595 Asking $935 (or make offers) Features: 32-bit Sabre DAC; PCM up to 192k, 64xDSD, 128xDSD USB 1.1(up to 96k, Asynchronous) USB 2.0 (up to 192k/DSD, Asynchronous) Firewire 400/800 (up to 192/DSD, Asynchronous) Native DSD Playback Internal Asynchronous hardware upsampling, from 16/44.1 up to 24/192 Integrated high-current ultra low-distortion Headphone Amp Stepped Analog volume control (1dB increments) AES, S/PDIF, SDIF, WCK (Word Clock), optical ins/outs Audiophile-quality high current headphone amplifier Precision programmable analog 1dB step attenuator DSD ASIO drivers & DSD over USB software RCA and XLR outputs RCA Analog throughput this Pre-Amp model
  2. Well, after years of denial, I've gotten to a point where I just think that my home theater-oriented setup just isn't quite musically satisfying enough. So begins the quest to put together an alternate stereo front-end for my existing setup, or build up a second system for high-end stereo listening. My current setup: Sources: Oppo BDP-103 and HTPC, both connected via HDMI Pre/pro: Integra DTC-9.8 Power amp: Sunfire Stereo II (Cinema Grand for center and surrounds) Speakers: Magnepan MG-3.3R (front), MGCC3 (center), MG1.6 (side surround), MMG (rear surround) What's wrong with this setup? It's too thin and bright sounding, especially for 44.1/16 CD. I'm happier with SACD and DVD-A performance. Those Maggies want a warm, high-quality source and amps; what I have today doesn't do CD audio justice. I will want lush, warm, almost tube-like sound, but would prefer solid state to avoid the headaches of tubes. So I need a high-end DAC and stereo preamp at the very least. So starting with a budget of ~$1,000 US (new or used), what DACs should I consider? I'd like to be future-proof and have both DSD and PCM capability. Source may be computer (Toslink / USB) or CD. My best digital files are 96/24 PCM, but I may wade into computer DSD someday.