Digital in to Solo Music

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  1. Cassandra

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    Is there a good way to get digital sound into the Solo Music? Some sort of box that can be bought that converts a TosLink carried signal to a line level output that the Solo can understand?

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    You're looking for a DAC, or digital to analog converter. What would be your budget for one?
     
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    Most, but not all external DACs tend to be fairly expensive. One which we use in store a lot is the Musical Fidelity X-DACv8 which retails for £1000.
     
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    I'm probably in trouble then. I already have an old SB Extigy box, which sort of does the job but doesn't seem to have an actual line-out. Running sound via the headphone out socket seems less than ideal. Interesting design decision there, I feel. Anyway, a hundred is probably the absolute highest I'm prepared to go, and even that would be pushing it. Am I out of luck?

    Given the Solo comes with digital out, I've never really understood why it doesn't have a digital in as well.
     
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    The digital ouput on the Solo would allow you to connect it to a good quality DAC such as the MF one I mentioned earlier and improve the performance significantly.
     

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