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Wyred4Sound reconfigured one of the RCA inputs on my DAC-2 as a BNC input without extra charge when I ordered it.

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Apart from asking why you would rule a DAC out because of the connection (yes I know BNC is theoretically superior to Phono for 75ohm coax) I'll offer Naim DAC and Chord QBD76

 

Eloise

 

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

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Bel Canto DAC3.5VB has it and it's good up to 24/192. I use the BNC connection myself.

 

 

 

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Thanks for the heads up folks.

 

I'm actually thinking about expanding my home theater setup, so I was looking for a DAC to hang off a Mac Mini.

 

I think $1500 would be a good limit.

 

I was looking at the Eastern Electric MiniMax+ today, and I've been browsing a few others, like the Wyred DAC2, Burson DA-160, the Wavelength Proton and even an HRT Streamer II+. Many of those don't do BNC, but I can slap a BNC-to-RCA adapter on my Legato if I have to (or just go native USB, assuming its available).

 

Just not sure how much it's worth investing here for a system that will be used for audio only irregularly ....

 

The system is Marantz AV7005 w/ Bel Canto amplifiers and Joseph Audio RM7xl + Cinergy 6.1xl, if that helps.

 

 

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Scot,

 

Since Legato is limited to 16/44.1, how about a NOS (non oversampling) DAC instead? Such as an Audio Note 2.1B: http://www.audionotekits.com/dac2_1.html? The kit's price is US$1,550 but it doesn't have a BNC input. Or a vintage Sonic Frontiers SFD-2 (no BNC either). Just a thought.

 

BTW, how good is Legato? Did you have a chance to compare it to other USB to SPDIF converters?

 

Roc

 

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@socrates...

 

I think a BNC to Phono cable would be preferable to adding a BNC to Phono adaptor.

 

Eloise

 

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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