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Cheaper DAC?

Postby Bob Bickerton » Sun May 20, 2012 12:15 am

I'm looking to hook up an Apple TV to my domestic analogue sound system, so I need an optical toslink to analogue DAC.

I'm aware of the pro solutions, but really I'm after something way cheaper, which in theory will still deliver a reasonable sound, given that even basic converters are satisfactory for domestic purposes.

Any ideas anyone?

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Re: Cheaper DAC?

Postby Kwackman » Sun May 20, 2012 9:52 pm

I use one for my machine to feed the hi-fi
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Re: Cheaper DAC?

Postby James Perrett » Mon May 21, 2012 9:13 am

If I was in your position, I would use my old Sony DAT machine. The heads are worn out so it doesn't really work as a DAT machine but the D/A convertor is still working so it should be fine for TV sound. There must be thousands of these old machines sitting around doing nothing.

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Re: Cheaper DAC?

Postby Martin Walker » Mon May 21, 2012 11:22 am

Now that's a good bit of lateral thinking James! 8-)

I've still got a Sony DAT recorder somewhere as well :beamup:

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