I’m currently using a 3.5mm to XLR cable to connect my Yamaha HS8 powered monitors which works OK, but I’m ready to upgrade. I’m looking for a DAC that has these features.
- Works with macOS and Linux (no special drivers)
- USB and S/PDIF inputs
- Left and right channel XLR output on the back
- 3.5mm output on the front
Ideally, it would also have a remote to change volume and input but that’s not a deal breaker. I don’t have a firm budget, but obviously a DAC that costs more than my monitors is out of the question.
In my search, I found the the Topping DX7S which looked nice and is a good price but it seems they have Windows-only drivers which is a non-starter for me. Does anyone have suggestions?