dac

Forum discussion tagged with dac.
  1. frankchen1221

    Should I change my amp and dac? (advice)

    My current setup: Acoustic Energy AE100 MK II + Micromega MyAMP + Topping D10s Recently, I have considered some bigger integrated amplifiers for better sounds and experience, here are my picks below: 1. DENON PMA-600NE (or 800NE) 2. Marantz PM6007 3. Audiolab 6000A (no Bluetooth version) DAC...
  2. psychoanima

    How To Adding woofer with tube amp

    Hello guys, new in hi-fi waters so I need some expertise. Right now my listening chain goes like this: tidal > Topping e50 dac > TubeCube 7 amp > Triangle BR02 speakers I would like to add a woofer to this chain, to eliminate single ended tube amp spending energy on deep sounds that my...
  3. LeeBean

    Question First time DAC buyer

    I'm fairly new to the world of HiFi and therefore haven't luckily developed all that high standards yet. Been using the headphone out on my 2015 Dell Precision for quite some time for streaming Tidal quality level music through my powered bookshelf speakers and desperately want to upgrade to an...
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    DAC to DAC to DAC to DAC??

    Hi there, I'm working on a new system with KEF Reference 5's for L/R and (2) KEF Reference 8b subs. This will also be part of a home theater with the McIntosh MC180 AV processor. I've spec'd out the McIntosh MC462 amp for the L/R channels. I'm planning to use a ROON library hosted on the SGM...
  5. mgmasterv2

    IFI Neo as preamp

    hi guys , i want to buy a new amp for my kef q750 speakers , i was thinking about buying a power amp (e.g. rotel) and directly connecting my ifi neo dac as a preamp to it , is it a good idea? or should i go for an integrated amp like cambridge cxa81? also i was looking at rotel RB-1552 MkII...
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    Decent usb-c to usb-c cable.

    Hi everyone. The info and advice here is always reliable so here I come first .😉 What usb-c to usb-c cables are you guys using for decent data transfer? Its to connect my iPad to Chord’s Mojo 2 (when I get my hands on one) At the moment I'm using adapters and dongles for current set up and some...
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    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - Streamer/DAC/Pre-amp

    Hello folks, I am looking to carry out a serious upgrade to my HiFi for the first time in almost twenty years. I was after a Network Streamer as all my music is now on a NAS drive and a decent DAC to plug all my digital sources into (the aforementioned network streamer, DVD/CD player, TV)...
  8. petergabriel

    Question USB DAC fixed volume (Rega vs. Topping)

    While running some tests with my Rega DAC (1. gen) and a Topping D10s, I noticed that while running the source directly to the Rega DAC's USB input the volume was fixed (which I prefer), but when running through the D10s to get Coaxial SPDIF out in 24/192, which the Rega does not support via...
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    Question DAC & Phono vs Stereo Preamp, seeking upgrade advice

    I've been looking at upgrading my Schiit Mani phono stage (very high noise floor) and my Topping D10 DAC (I think it's okay, but I'm sure I can do much better). Of course there are a lot of options, and I'm not sure if I would be better served by a pre-amp that can handle both, or by discrete...
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    Seeking upgrade advice

    Currently I have a Schiit Mani phono stage in my system that I would like to upgrade because of its (to me) terrible noise floor. I also have a Topping D10 DAC that perhaps could be replaced as well. I have actually never heard a more expensive DAC and so don't know what I'm missing, I suppose...
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    Streaming Setup - Replacing a Chromecast Audio and Rotels Amp internal DAC with a Bluesound Node ?

    Hey all, I am slowly moving into a more smart home setup and the next thing on my list due for an upgrade is the streamer. I am currently using a Chromecast Audio (nice little cheap device that does the job for the last 4 years or so) which is connected via optical cable to a Rotel RA-12...
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    Can you make your PC stream music to a high standard, what equipment would you suggest to do so?

    Hi everybody, I am looking to get the best possible sound quality when watching music onYoutube (paid version) on my PC. I am in the process of getting a new PC and wondering if anything I should be looking for from an audio perspective? Also any other things I need to do, or get to improve...
  13. Atticus_Raman

    Question Faint Crackle/Hiss certain parts of songs?

    I've noticed for a while a very faint crackling/hiss on certain sounds in some songs. I can best describe it as similar to a crinkle of a plastic candy wrapper. Kinda faint crackle/hiss. Seems to only happen at high-end sounds. I can replicate this on both my mobo's DAC from an Asus x570 prime...
  14. Atticus_Raman

    Faint Crackle/Hiss certain parts of songs?

    I've noticed for a while a very faint crackling/hiss on certain sounds in some songs. I can best describe it as similar to a crinkle of a plastic candy wrapper. Kinda faint crackle/hiss. Seems to only happen at high-end sounds. I can replicate this on both my mobo's DAC from an Asus x570 prime...
  15. angelmf2704

    AMP recommnendations for HD599

    Hello, a few days ago I received my Sennheiser HD599 SE. They were only 100 dollars, I have heard wonderful things about them from people I know. I have made dumb decisions before, for example I thought using MQA with Sony's WH-1000XM3 was the best thing since they were both Hi Res (not horrible...
  16. macaumetal

    Question Pro Ject S2 Digital or SMSL M500?

    Hi everyone, I've been reading reviews and watching videos regarding both DACs, and I can't decide. Both seem to be very good for the price. Currently I have a Dragonfly Cobalt, from my PC to a Yamaha AX369 connected to a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitor V7. I use Roon and I like MQA. From the...
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    ALC1220 VS Schiit Hel for DT 770 Pro 250 Ohms

    Hello. Hi. I'm not an audio guy. My MB is X399 Designare EX, with ALC1220. I'm looking to buy an all in one compact solution which can power my DT 770 Pro 250 olms as I don't have much desk-space. The best DAC/AMP combo in my price range I could find was the Hel Schiit. Why am I trying to buy...
  18. petergabriel

    Dragonfly microphone and controls

    Simple question, as I am considering buying a Dragonfly Red. Will it pass volume and play/pause/skip controls and work with the microphone on headphones with those features, like Apples own white (previously) included headphones?
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    Is an external DAC really worth it?

    Hey all, I was browsing the other day just kinda skimming through some hi-fi pages and I came to question something: Is an external DAC worth it for digital media on a Hi-Fi ? For example, if I want to upgrade my existant CD player (considering it has an digital out) could I use an external DAC...
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    Apple lossless

    How do I get to enjoy it? Currently throwing Apple Music from my iPhone via Airplay to an airport express 2 into an amp but I understand 24/192 will need a cable from my iPhone to a DAC as Airplay won’t support it. Apple sell a lighting to usb or usb C cable which I assume I’ll need - I’m...