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Benchmark DAC1 / AKG K701 System
OK, time to turn off ‘When Doves Cry’ long enough to write a review of my new system.
First a brief description of my setup:
I have my entire CD collection ripped (apple lossless compression) to a Western Digital external hard drive attached via USB to my HP laptop.
Next is a Squeezebox Classic that I use to stream the music from my laptop. The Squeezebox is connected via coaxial digital input to my Benchmark DAC1 using an Audioquest G-Snake RCA cable…
Finally, I have my AKG K701 Headphones connected to the left Headphone Output of the Benchmark….
Volume on the Squeezebox is set to max and I use the Benchmark to control the volume.
So to break it down:
Computer & Hard-Drive = Storage Medium (like a CD)
Squeezebox = Wireless Transport
Benchmark = DAC & Headphone Amp
AKG = Earspeakers