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  1. Aphex 141B

    MFR#: 141B
    8 Channel ADAT to Analog Converter
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    $475.00

    $399.00
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  2. Apogee Groove USB DAC

    MFR#: GROOVE
    Portable USB DAC and headphone amp for Mac and PC
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    $295.00
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  3. AudioQuest Dragonfly v1.2

    MFR#: DRAGONFLY
    Flash-drive sized USB digital-audio converter, preamp, headphone amplifier
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    $149.00

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  4. Benchmark DAC1 Black #837152 (Used)

    2-channel 192 kHz 24-bit D/A converter
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    $695.00
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  5. Benchmark DAC2 DX - Black

    MFR#: 500-15300-500
    Reference stereo preamplifier, PCM and DSD D/A converter- black
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    $1,895.00
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  6. Benchmark DAC2 DX - Black with remote control

    MFR#: 500-15300-200
    Reference stereo preamplifier, PCM and DSD D/A converter - black with remote control
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    $1,995.00
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  7. Benchmark DAC2 DX - Rack Mount - Silver

    MFR#: 500-15300-600
    Reference stereo preamplifier, PCM and DSD D/A converter- silver rack mount
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    $1,895.00
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  8. Benchmark DAC2 DX - Rack Mount - Silver with remote control

    MFR#: 500-15300-300
    Reference stereo preamplifier, PCM and DSD D/A converter - silver rack mount with remote control
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    $1,995.00
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  9. Benchmark DAC2 DX - Silver

    MFR#: 500-15300-400
    Reference stereo preamplifier, PCM and DSD D/A converter - silver
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    $1,895.00
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  10. Benchmark DAC2 DX - Silver with remote control

    MFR#: 500-15300-100
    Reference stereo preamplifier, PCM and DSD D/A Converter - silver with remote control
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    $1,995.00
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  11. Benchmark DAC2 HGC - Black

    MFR#: 500-14800-200
    A new reference in digital-to-analog converter technology
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    $1,995.00
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  12. Benchmark DAC2 HGC - Silver

    MFR#: 500-14800-100
    A new reference in digital-to-analog converter technology
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    $1,995.00
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  13. Benchmark DAC2 L

    MFR#: DAC2 L
    Digital reference DAC without the analog inputs
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    From $1,795.00
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  14. Benchmark DAC2 L - Black

    MFR#: 500-15200-200
    Digital reference DAC without the analog inputs
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    $1,795.00
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  15. Benchmark DAC2 L - Silver

    MFR#: 500-15200-100
    Digital reference DAC without the analog inputs
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    $1,795.00
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  16. Bryston BDA-2 DAC

    MFR#: BDA-2
    State of the art external stereo DAC incorporating a new asynchronous USB input capable of 192/24-bit resolution
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    $2,695.00
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  17. Bryston BDA-3

    MFR#: BDA-3
    World-class digital to analog converter featuring 10 inputs capable of 384 kHz/32-bit resolution
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    $3,495.00
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  18. Burl Audio B16 Mothership BMB1 - DigiLink

    MFR#: B16-BMB1
    2U, 2-slot version of the B80 Mothership AD/DA - empty chassis with internal power supply and BMB1 Mini-DigiLink motherboard for direct hookup to Pro Tools - cards sold separately
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    $1,499.00

    $1,424.00 (You Save 5%, ends 06/30)

    or $60/month for 24 months*
  19. Burl Audio B16 Mothership BMB2 - MADI

    MFR#: B16-BMB2
    2U, 2-slot version of the B80 Mothership AD/DA - empty chassis with internal power supply and BMB2 - MADI motherboard for use with ASIO or Core Audio PCIe MADI cards - cards sold separately
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    $1,499.00
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  20. Burl Audio B16 Mothership BMB2 - MADI (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: B16-BMB2
    2U, 2-slot version of the B80 Mothership AD/DA - empty chassis with internal power supply and BMB2 - MADI motherboard for use with ASIO or Core Audio PCIe MADI cards - cards sold separately
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    $1,499.00

    $1,349.00 (You Save 10%)

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After you have finished the recording process in a digital recording rig, the quality of the information you hear will be determined by the D/A, or Digital to Analog converter in your interface. A quality D/A converter is key to printing a tight, clear, and full sounding mix.

If you are simply bouncing a file out of your DAW, the D/A converter will determine how all the audio information is bundled together. With a lower quality converter, the mix will play back as “hollow” or “thin” sounding compared to how you were hearing it through your monitors before the print. A higher quality converter will stay true to all the processing happening on the computer and have more accurate translation between listening environments.

If you are connecting your digital recording rig to an analog desk, it is very important to have the highest quality converter for your budget. You want the digital information to be as clean as possible when it hits the desk, if the signal is lower quality coming out of the DAW, sounding thin and hollow as mentioned before, the magic of the analog desk will amplify those poor qualities of the digital signal.

Before looking into purchasing a D/A converter, figure out how many outputs you are looking to use. In a smaller project studio, you may be fine with two to four outputs, which would be enough to monitor the digital audio, and also have a headphone mix. In a commercial studio setup, or with the use of an analog desk, you may want to go with a larger option such as the Avid HD I/O or the Burl Mothership, which will send the highest quality signal from your computer to the desk.