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Jambalaya's picture
Joined: 3 Sep 2012
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Upgrading my system after many years, I'm new to stand alone DAC's.  Question....would the addition of a Musical Fidelity M1DAC upgrade my Cambridge 350c or would I be better of upgrading my CD player to something like the Cambridge 651c?  Ultimately I think I want a DAC to play source material from a computer but would love to hear some opinions.  

Thanks, in advance. 


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idc's picture
Joined: 2 Jan 2008
Posts: 7783
RE: New to DAC

An advantage of some standalone DACs is the number of inputs they have, so you could also connect a PC as well as a CDP to one, which will give you more options.


Internet - laptop - DAC - amp - lots of headphones.


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