The best DAC under $1000?
I has been using Marantz HD-DAC1 for 3 years. I bought it to pair with my HD700 headphone. the HD-DAC1 was one of the best DAC around $800 with native DSD and analog in support at that time.
Since than, there has been more and more DSD capable DAC in the market, many of them even under $150.
The DAC part of HD-DAC1 seems not as good as other newer DACs such as Chord Mojo which I have been using for my speaker setup. Also, as I added the STAX to my headphone collection, a better DAC with balanced out is something I am intrested to try. I am thinking of getting a better desktop DAC. While I am now having a PS audio Sprout as pre-amp and integreated headphone amp, analog-in-DAC is not one of my consideration anymore. Could anyone help to suggest the best DAC under $1000?
Some criterias I am looking for:
- Native DSD support (not DoP, DSD 64 is good enough for me)
- full balanced design and balanced out (optional)
- Good analog line out
- For dasktop use, mobility is not a concern