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ajst2duk

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#21632 2-May-2008 17:17
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This will be the next addition to the HTPC, will clean out the pre-amp and the CD deck leaving me with HTPC (DVD/Blu-ray/CD/HDTV/Games) via this kit to power amp.
Simple, anyone have any experience yet with this or any thoughts?
http://www.perreaux.com/product.php?idp=52

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  #128080 2-May-2008 23:58
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Only 16 bit 48kHz via the USB. Huge oversight on whats supposed to be a high end bit of kit.

Plus I dont like the idea of my volume control being at the mercy of software dicking with the system mixer.




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ajst2duk

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  #128202 3-May-2008 15:12
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Good points there.... makes me pause for thought & do some more research before I leap. That's what I love about these forums.

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  #128976 6-May-2008 22:32
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Thanks Richms - I changed my mind on the back of your comment and now I'm going to try one of these
http://www.audio-magus.com/Citypulse_DAC_DA2_03e_p/cpda203e.htm
Citypulse DA 2.03E
Pretty flexible by the looks, can take an analogue input as well as another digital one, remote control and act as a preamp.
Be interesting to see how many people use external DAC's in their HTPC setups on these forums, please comment if you do.
I now use mine for Blu-ray, HDTV, Itunes, DVD's & some games. The internal realtek isn't really hifi, and I do not have any extra slots for an internal option + its running through a pretty nice Plinius power amp.

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