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jdwhit
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Jul 20, 2018
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If I join this Drop. I will be getting this to sit on the side table by my spot on the couch in our Den/Family Room. I will use an iPhone or iPad as the source to stream audio from Spotify more than likely. I will need to get a DAC that I can stack this on top of and that will look "nice" (to keep my wife happy). Any suggestions for DAC of similar size and appearance that will play nice with an iPhone?
Jul 20, 2018
ohsigmachi
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Jul 21, 2018
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Unfortunately, the DV 336 is quite large, and there aren't alot of DACs in it's form factor. There are a lot of small form factor DAC only options that would possibly keep the Missus happy (I also have a wife to keep happy so I know the struggle).
The meridian Explorer 2 is a pretty good option, as well as the Micca OriGen. I use the Grace Design SDAC from Massdrop, but it is not currently available. The DacMagic 100 is also a nice option.
Jul 21, 2018
mindhead1
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Jul 21, 2018
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This is my exact setup. I feed the DarkVoice from a Chromecast Audio. It works and sounds great. It’s low profile and the wife doesn’t mind it being in the living room. I primarily use Google Play Music and Plex (FLAC) to play music. I have used my Aune X1S, Topping NX4 and AudioEngine D1 as DACs for the DarkVoice and found none offered any noticeable improvement, to me, in sound quality over connecting the Chromecast Audio directly to the DarkVoice.

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Jul 21, 2018
rastus
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Jul 23, 2018
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I would suggest an Auris buMe, quality build. small footprint and SQ. With Tidal HiFi and this, you are then at CD quality, with the convenience of using your phone, android with aptX is best, I still use my iphone. If you want to go cheaper, I use a no-name-chifi BT in the kitchen, works quite fine for this purpose. Got it because I could upgrade the op-amp to a MUSES02 & the price. The newer upgraded version of my chifi one is getting close in price to the Auris: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014A676BK/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_1_w Short RCA's: https://www.amazon.com/Foot-RCA-Cable-Pair-Interconnect/dp/B079VHCFB4/ref=lp_12674522011_1_2?srs=12674522011&ie=UTF8&qid=1532372638&sr=8-2
Other Choices: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-True-Hi-Fi-Audio-Receiver-DAC-BT-4-1-aptX-RCA-Toslink/232645129138
https://www.ebay.com/itm/HIFI-Bluetooth-DAC-Decoder-Wireless-Audio-Receiver-APT-X-Fiber-coaxial-amp/272547298703
Getting close to Auris buMe price: https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-DAC-2017-Newest-JIE-CHUANG-JC-SQ3-USB-AK4490-Decoder-Headphone-Amplifier/253001037429


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Jul 23, 2018
jdwhit
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Jul 23, 2018
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Thanks. I'll consider this.
Jul 23, 2018
Antjo9301
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Jul 30, 2018
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Literally exact same setup. Loving it!
Jul 30, 2018
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