The Sub is dead, long live the DAC
Well, my sub has died and cannot be replaced like for like, so I have decided to get a DAC instead. The UA-25 does a fine job, but is USB powered, so needs the computer to be switched on, to work.
I would like opinions on relevant DACs that you might have experience with, or even if you know of any products that would suit the following criteria....
Multiple optical inputs, ie, more than one, I'm not interested in Coax.
USB, asynchronous operation and will ideally accept high resolution, though not a deal breaker.
XLR outs, variable output, to drive a pair of monitors.
I have on my (short) list, Dacmagic plus, Matrix mini-i, TEAC UD-HO1 (variable output on the XLRs?)
Is there anything else glaringly obvious that I have missed?