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Do I need a DAC for Mac Mini?

Liberty Prime

Nov 15, 2021
Hi there. I’m thinking of using an old Mac Mini (Late 2012) as a source for one of my systems. Is the internal DAC decent enough to connect it directly to my amplifier via 3.5 to RCA? I also own a Cayin N3 DAP, which doubles as a USB DAC. In my opinion, it sounds well, but I don’t know if I really need it for the Mini. Finally, I also use an Apple TV as a source for a second system. I stream music from my IPad via AirPlay. I have an old Fiio Taishan (D03K) which I connect to the Apple TV via optical, and then to my amplifier via RCA. Should I get a better DAC? Thanks a lot
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