Things that make you go hmmmm.....(musings on Robert Greene's review of the Benchmark DAC Pre 1)...
How close to digital State-of-the-Art would I get for $2,300.00 if I did the following:
1. Uploaded all my CD's, in lossless format, to my Apple iPod Classic
2. Attached the iPod to the Wadia iTransport - which pulls a bit-perfect copy off of the iPod and by-passes the iPod DAC
3. Ran the Wadia iTransport output into the Benchmark DAC Pre 1
4. Ran the bit-perfect, re-clocked, converted output of the Benchmark DAC Pre 1 into a great amp and on to a great speaker
The price is right, you can fit the whole thing in a briefcase, and you can easily take that briefcase to your favorite audio dealer to audition their equipment with your front end)!
Day dreaming...or just dreaming...comments anyone?