Just bought my first MAC Mini to mainly use as a media center. It will be in the living room. Connected to the flat screen TV (not purchased yet) and the stereo.
I have a large file of music (1000s of CDs ripped into iTunes) and want the best sound quality. I like the idea of being able to convert files up to 192 because new true high def versions of albums are just starting to become available for download/purchase.
I have a great stereo (B&W nautilus speakers and other great gear) and want an outboard DAC.
The Apogee Mini DAC looks best to me. It can go up to 192 and is balanced outputs. I love Apogees converters. It's $1000.
What else is worth looking at in that price range? Lavry?? Benchmark??
Anyone else have any ideas for a great DAC in the sub $1000 range?
Anyone using the Apogee Mini DAC???
In case it matters, I'll be using the newest MAC Mini version. The one with 4gig RAM and the 320 internal HD.