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The Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus is one I looked at so far. Here are its connections:
Related question: since most USB DAC's do not have a subwoofer output, what is the best work-around? (My current DAC, the Onkyo P-3000R has pre-out RCA connections that I use for my two subwoofers and that makes hooking things up much nicer.)
> really sounds like you want a pre amp with a built in DAC
OK, sounds like a good suggestion. However, I haven't even found a preamp + DAC that has all these connections. Do you know of one?
I have seen some pre/ dac with some of those but not with all of them. Not even sure they make such a thing much less below $1100. Even ones I have looked at around $3000 upto $6000 don’t have all those connections. Might have more luck looking for a pre with a lot of conections and a seperate dac. Good luck finding it.
The Anthem STR preamp looks awesome. Here are its connections:
It appears to have all the connections that are most important to me. I'm going to check out all the reviews I can find on this product. This might be my next purchase :-)
From the Anthen STR preamp spec sheet. What does this mean: "Ethernet port for ARC"? Does that mean that it does not have normal network functionality such as the ability to play files from a local NAS device?
The Oppo UDP-205 Ultra seems to have all the functionality I’m looking for, and the price is reasonable compared to other options. Here are its connections:
I have heard good things about this device as a USB DAC.