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Hello to all of you, experts ...

Just discovered the site with great information.

As I am asking myself lots of questions about DAC's, Soundcards, ... I am sure your advices will be very helpfull.

My Hifi system is rather old but good enough for me (Luxman M-02, Luxman CL-350, Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor, Kenwood DP-990SG, Sennheiser HD 595, and other stuff more simple).

Very much of my music is encoded (lossless, lossy, ...) I am trying to find the best way to deliver good signal to my analog system.

I will be back after some reading through the forums.

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RE: Hello to all of you, experts ...

chacoux wrote:
Hello to all of you, experts ...

You've come to the wrong forum I'm afraid...

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RE: Hello to all of you, experts ...

Depends where the files are held and how much you want to spend. If the files are held on a PC/Laptop, the a simple 3.5mm to 2 phono lead from the computer headphone socket to a line in of the pre-amp will do the job. You could use a bluetooth adapter on the computer and something like a QED oplay to link to the pre-amp. 

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RE: Hello to all of you, experts ...

I will post more precise questions in the right topic but here's an introduction:

 

Files are held in a PC.

For the moment I use the Analog output of my soundcard which is a ESI Maya 44 PCI with a jack to RCA cable.

The Phone output of the Maya is good enough for the moment.

 

I was wondering if it would great improvement to pick up digital signal from S/PDIF or optical output of the sound card.

Send it to a DAC than to the preamp.

I suppose it depends on the quality of the DAC I choose???

In all cases, I'd like to have at least two inputs (coax) on the DAC so I can also pick up the digital output of the CD player (Kenwood).

 

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RE: Hello to all of you, experts ...

'My Hifi system is rather old but good enough for me (Luxman M-02, Luxman CL-350, Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor, Kenwood DP-990SG, Sennheiser HD 595, and other stuff more simple).'

ah very good! 'For the moment I use the Analog output of my soundcard which is a ESI Maya 44 PCI with a jack to RCA cable.' Ah no lost me now
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RE: Hello to all of you, experts ...

Hello 78records...

Sorry but I don't understand the end of your reply "Ah no lost me now".

I am not lauhging at you. It's just that I am not native english speaker.

Do you mean it is a very bad way to connect the PC to the HiFi system?

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How much money were you looking to spend? As you are also looking to upgrade your cd listening, one option may be an Audiolab 8200CD, which is both a CD player and DAC in one. That is £800 in the UK, not sure where you live. A cheaper option would be an Arcam, would suit your needs. There have quite a range to suit  depending how much you want to spend.

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RE: Hello to all of you, experts ...

I don't use CD player very often so I intend to buy only a DAC.

I almost use only PC as a source.

I  am going to search through the site  some informations about DAC and I will post again in an appropriate topic

my next questions.

 

Thank you anyway for your advices so far.

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