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On 16/10/2017 at 8:13 PM, Primare Knob said:

This might just be a wild goose chase but there are many 2 channel DAC options but hardly any 8 channel DAC options.

 

I personally would love to see an 8 channel external DAC that can drive a power amp directly so that I can finally get rid of the horrible quality Pre Amps that are AV Pre Processors.

By now we are used to using computers for music playback via external DAC, but for movie playback we still need to use an AVR or Pre-Pro or we have to use a Pro Audio DA Converter which comes with a lot of options not needed for the average consumer.

 

Anyone else with me?????

 

Audial's got one coming out this year. Will be reasonably priced. Intended for active systems. 

 

There's a particularly interesting product coming out of the US this year with an 8-channel AKM setup and integrated DSP too.

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