usb dac solution < $150 USD
briefly, my current car audio setup consists of the following:
JL Audio 500/5
Rainbow SLC 230.25 (sound line, 2 way components) in front
Rainbow SL 130 (sound line, 2 way coax) in back
Eclipse Titanium 12" (sub) in a custom ported box
i'm aware there's a fair amount of room for improvement, but it suits my needs perfectly- and sounds pretty damn good. i am in the construction phase of my carputer build, and i am looking for as good of quality usb dac i can get for <$150US. i have researched on various forums and seem to come to one of two options: *edit* Pro.DAC - MKII, or *edit* KingRex UD-01. as you can tell by my setup, im not going for iasca sq or anything. however, i do have a reasonably well trained ear, and i love listening to music. having my computer headphone jack plugged into the aux in on my alpine cda-7995 makes my ears hurt.
*edit* so i found a reason NOT to go with the silverstone: it got it's power from the USB. the quality vs. anything with it's own power supply is rediculous. both options can be found here " http://www.coemaudio.com.au/Sources/ "
thanks in advance-