Hey all, I posted this question in an individual product board, but didn’t get a whole lot of input, so I figure I’ll take it to the big board.
I usually have zero problems finding ways to spend my money on audio kit, but I’m having trouble finding just the right match for my current use case. Here is what I am looking for:
A decent quality Bluetooth and USB DAC only, with no headphone or speaker amp. Additional inputs (optical, coax, etc.) are OK, but really no desire to spend on them. Small form factor, ideally with an understated design (i.e., doesn’t light up like a Christmas tree). It will be for ambient music from in-wall speakers, so need not be hifi. It will be feeding an Appj mini 2013. And all of this for (hopefully substantially) under $100.
Discontinued models I can find on ebay, or matches that come in slightly above budget but reliably go on sale are valid, as I have some time before I put it together.
Let me know if you have any candidates. So far I’ve come up empty, but I know this is a knowledgeable group.