Rega DAC or Audiolab DAC with Rega Brio-R
I have recently bought a Rega Brio-R to go with my B&W 602 S3 and Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 — so far I love how entertaining it is compared with my old NAD C320.
I have been using a Music Fidelity V-DAC and an AppleTV to stream music which seems fairly decent — but want to explore upgrading to something better as I feel the amp has added something to digital — it has clawed back something of what the vinyl gives me.
The obvious choice is the Rega DAC as it should match the amp — and I cannot get away that visually it'll work well.
The Audiolab DAC seems like a good choice too — slightly more expensive but seems to have better connectivity using USB — which I have started to use now.
I will probably get my old NAD 520 CD player out of the loft and try using that as a source via the DAC too as I have big CD collection that hasn't been used for years and may get a new lease of life via a decent DAC.