I am now in a position to buy a new DAC, the choices are the DACmagic plus and the Matrix Mini-i, does anyone here have any experience using either as a digital preamp, using the XLR outputs?
Also, how quiet are these DACs in terms of noisefloor, with no input selected, but volume turned up?
The DACmagic would out of neccessity of budget, be second hand, but that is not really a problem for me. The DACmagic has the obvious advntage of more input options, but the Mini-i, has a remote.
I don't know if I can wait long enough for the upcoming ODA with ODAC from NwAvGuy.