You might want to look at a used Bel Canto DAC 1, 1.1, or 2. Good value and great product.
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Avguygeorge: Sorry, but I failed to mention I'll be using a Yamaha RX-V2500 receiver. So my thinking is to output from the Pioneer's digital to a DAC's digital in, then stereo analog out from the DAC to the stereo analog input of the Yamaha (which has a "Pure Direct" which bypasses all processing by it). Does that sound OK or am I missing something.
Running into Yamaha receiver? In my opinion buying an external dac would be a waste of money. Why not just run your DVD player into Yamaha via digital cable and use Yamaha's dac to do the work for redbook cd playback? Otherwise, if you really crave external dac, then a dedicated 2ch linestage is a necessity. The potential of a good external dac will not be realized in Yamaha's 2ch mode. Just my $.02