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realitydh1
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DAC for 316BEE/Imagine mini setup

Current setup consists of 2 PSB imagine minis powered by the NAD 316bee, sourcing itunes (320kb mp3s) and pandora/grooveshark/etc, via wireless airport express (fairly generic monster Y cable connects airport to NAD unit).

All in all it's a nice setup, but I do get some moments where I wonder just how much playback is being negatively impacted by connecting the airport directly to the 316bee, and if (and which) DAC would be a good option to yield a noticeable affect on sound.

I see that NAD offers 2 choices with their MDC DAC and DAC 1 wireless, but can't find any information about this setup (or any other configuration using this speaker/IA combo) anywhere. Anyone care to chime in with DAC or other suggestions?

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Is a DAC even necessary here?

Is a DAC even necessary here? If I switched to a tosslink cable off of the AE then I ovbiously would, but the more I read the less certain I am about achieving measurable gains by adding a DAC in this instance

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