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    How to make XLR input on a power amplifier using Lundahl 1588

    Hi everybody, I need help making an XLR input on a regular single end amplifier. Since regular cable adapters wouldn't work, I decided using a transformer and already got the general purpose Lundahl 1588. I saw that they use them in some high end amplifiers. The reason I need XLR input is for...
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    Single ended to balanced to eliminate hum?

    Hello, this is my very first post here; what I like of this site is that pretty much of it is based on facts; of course opinions are valuable as long as their are reasonably backed by measures. I have a simple question and I thank any comment in advance: My audio chain runs single ended in...
  3. Mehdiem

    XLR cable for RME ADI?

    I’m planning to connect my RME ADI (functioning as a DAC/Preamp) to PowerAmp NAD C298 through XLR. This is my first XLR experience and I have two questions? (1) there is a note in the RMe manual (regarding 3 pins) which I don’t understand its implications. Please see the note as attached, and...
  4. RickSanchez

    [owner's thread] Monoprice Monolith THX AAA 887 headphone amp

    Creating this thread to have all the owners and members have a place to discuss the Monoprice THX 887 amp without creating extra posts in the official review thread. Feel free to post any questions and concerns that you may have regarding this amp in this thread.
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    IFI DAV V2 "TRUEBASS"

    Hello there, I am probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but here it goes. I love the way the ifi dac v2 truebass button works, it just doesn't have enough power, i was using it on a pair of HD800s. Since then, i have bought the topping a90 d90 combo. What i want to do is somehow get that...
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    **SOLD** FS: Topping A90 Headphone Amplifier (Black)

    Purchased new from Apos Audio a few months ago. Plenty of power for anything you have and dead quiet with any of my IEM's. Comes with original box, 3.5mm adapter and power cable. 400$ shipped to CONUS PM for any questions side note: if you use Hart Audio Cables I have a 4.4mm 90' (in picture)...
  7. Xii-Nyth

    Any other cheap balanced dacs besides the Topping D10 Balanced

    So I was about to get a magni heresy and modi 3+, was gonna get heresy and atom dac+ but then id have to pay 30$ shipping to canada twice. Then I noticed the smsl sp200 went down to 140 on drop, and if you spend more than 500 you get an extra 30$ gift card, and the headphones I was gonna get...
  8. heita0

    Splitting DAC XLR Out for Multiple Amps

    I would like to use the XLR output of my DAC (Gustard X16 short-term, maybe a Holo May in the future) to feed both my stereo (integrated) amp and headphone amp (one at any given time). Both amps have 50k+ input impedance. From similar posts, I gather that this is fairly harmless and has no...
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    I turned one of my amp circuits balanced but I can't understand the point.

    I've been designing and building my own amplifiers for years as a hobby. They all sound great. I've been meaning to go balanced since last year, finally I had some time to make a circuit but I don't understand the point at all. Please ignore the power section. In real life I'm using a center...
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    Looking for a good DAC with many input and decent headphone amp.

    Hello there your advices would really be welcome .... please fell free to give your opinion, I'm currently using a DX1 from advance paris, it has like 6 optical inputs and 2 coaxial, it also works as a bridge since you find 1 optical out and 1 coaxial out. The sound is fine but ........ Well...
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    Please help with headphones "Balanced Cables"

    So I ended up buying an amp with two 1/4" audio jacks for headphones balanced connection. I have standard cables for HD6xx and K712 pro with the 1/8" jack plus 1/4" adapter. Kindly advice if there are separate "balanced cables" which I would need to buy separately for these two HP's, or would I...
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    Finally arrived - Gustard X16 DAC and Topping A90 headphone amp

    The long wait is finally over. New Gustard X16 DAC and Topping A90 headphone amp arrived today from ShenzhenAudio in China. Glad to know that the balanced headphone cable from Audiophile Ninja works (had no easy way of testing it before now). So far so good. Not much to say that hasn't...
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    Requesting Balanced Headphone Stack Ideas: Schiit Modius/Magnius stack backorder pushed to April 22nd :(

    For whatever reason, Schiit keeps pushing back the ship by date on the Modius/Magnius stack that I ordered almost a month ago. I don't want to wait another month. What other fully balanced DAC/amp stacks are available for around $400? I already have balanced interconnects for separates, and...
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    DAC with MQA, balanced outputs and headphone amp

    I am trying to find a DAC to suit my needs. I was about to purchase the DacMagic 200M for my birthday until I saw it had A LOT of problems. I want a DAC that has: - MQA decoding - balanced XLR outputs (for powered speakers - Adam T7Vs) - headphone amp (for my Sony MDR-7506) - 32bit/768kHz PCM...
  15. dpippel

    FS: S.M.S.L M200 Balanced DAC - Like New

    Great sounding, well measured DAC with a lot of functionality. Original owner. Purchased from Amazon in June of 2020. Sparingly used. Includes all of the original packaging, remote, power supply, Bluetooth antenna, USB cable, and instructions - everything you'd get with a new unit. $225 - Price...
  16. Vict0r

    iLoud MTM monitors (balanced XLR) to Topping e30 DAC (unbalanced RCA); possible?

    Hey guys, I've recently acquired a pair of iLoud MTM's. I do not record music but just want to use them as desktop media speakers. It seems I didn't quite think this through before ramming on the BUY NOW buttons. :p The MTM have balanced XLR or TRS inputs. I only have an unbalanced Topping e30...
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    Correct way to connect an nCore XLR amp to an RCA source

    Hello, I am wondering if there is a safe way to do this, since most solutions I have found on the internet are about the connection of the xlr terminals to the internals of the amp, or something. I want to connect the nc400 to an old unbalanced tube pre amp. Will something like this be ok...
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    Bluetooth capable DAC with balanced output

    Hello! I am looking for a Bluetooth DAC with balanced outputs that has a very specific function. Let me start out by describing the function I’m looking for and some background of what I got going on currently. I am looking for a balanced DAC (while connected via Bluetooth) to be able to...
  19. Maki

    XLR Switch Grounding

    I'm building an XLR 2-in-6-out switch to have an easy way to switch between 2 DACs and up to 6 amplifiers. Is it safe to connect the two input (DAC) grounds together? My existing switch box from Douk Audio has all the output (amp) grounds connected so I know that part isn't an issue. Also, for...
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    Qobuz/Audirvana/ASIO/USB 2.0??

    Hi guys, Just after some advice as the internet is awash with forums saying different things regarding my below query. Most things below have been discussed individually on here but mine is specific to my machine and setup. Hoping someone can advise. I've just bought a Supra 2.0 USB (A-B)...
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