What DAC is best to connect Samsung TV to old analogue-only NAIM amp?
I have a new Samsung UE55D8000 TV with digital-only sound output. I also have a lovely old NAIM/Linn HiFi with analogue-only input (NAIM NAC102 is the pre-amp).
I want to listen to the TV sound through the HiFi (having no desire for surround sound). What DAC is most suitable? The source quality does not seem to merit splashing out on an expensive NAIM DAC.
I also have around 250Gb of music in Apple lossless format (currently on a hard drive and an iPod), so if I am getting a DAC I might as well find a way of pumping that through too (though I expect primary music sources will remain CD and Vinyl). And then I expect I will be unable to resist buying an HD-PVR. And a Blueray. And using the ethernet connection right by the telly. Can one DAC deal with all of this?
An old fashioned audiophile entering the new world . . . .