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Planning to replace USB DAC with new, advice and opinions needed.
post Sep 24 2012, 07:39
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Hi folks. I am a current owner of an Arcam rDAC and have been very pleased with it. I have been planning to replace it with a DAC which would have volume control so it could function as a Pre-Amp as well. My receiver is Harman Kardon HK3490 and it has inputs for that. I tried it with rDAC and as it missed volume control, the sound was a little bit too loud for my taste (and for my neighbours). wink.gif

The only candidate at the moment that I have been looking, is Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Plus, that has volume control and two digital inputs (both with coaxial and optical) instead of one each in rDAC.
It it worth the money if I would use it as Pre-Amp and just use the HK as amplifier or do I even need a DAC because I could use HK's connections to do that when listening from computer?
Any other suggestions in the same price range are welcome, even changing the receiver if it makes a difference.
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