dac & pre-amp compo

  1. Zenek73

    Okto Research 8 DAC Stereo as a streamer

    Hello :) I have a question about this okto DAC - there is an option to buy streaming or non-streaming version. I could see only non-streaming version available so far... 1. Can I buy such a basic version and install my own RP4 without loosing garantiee? Or maybe its not possible - not sure...
  2. S

    Device choice for using passive speakers for TV

    Hi; I hope this post is in the right thread. I recently moved place and we have build in furniture which is not deep enough to hold my audio and video devices. I used to connect the TV and other devices to the AMP but now I have to look into a compact alternative to replace the AMP to be able...
  3. J

    Hypex NC252MP Speaker Amp - Connecting Two Sources

    Hi all, Hoping for some help. I’m trying to figure out a way to connect two sources to a Hypex NC252MP speaker amp that has only one XLR input and no volume control. The two sources are: a turntable with RCA outs (Drop + Audio-Technica VTA Carbon Turntable (I just pre-ordered it)) and an iPad...
  4. L

    Do I Need a Better Preamp or Source Selector?

    I'm a new member of this forum, but I've been reading the posts here for a while. However, I haven't been able to find the right guidance, or perhaps I don't know where to look for what I might need. First, a little background about me. I am an older woman whose husband passed away several...
  5. H

    Cheap DAC Preamp that measures well

    Hello My Processor that I use for Home Stereo listening has crapped out and was hoping if there is any suggestions on DAC Preamp - Must have XLR Outs - Must Measure well. - Must have USB DAC option - XLR digital in optional - Must have SPDIF digital in I need a preamp while my Processor is...
  6. T

    DAC/AMP with digital out

    I'm searching for DAC/Headphone AMP combo which would have: 1. Multiple source inputs - 3x digital inputs. (USB, TOS and COAX in) 2. 1x digital out to adapt to AES Active Monitors (Genelec) 3. Headphone AMP - Single-ended analog output. 4. Optional: Balance XLR out The idea behind it is to...
  7. T

    Advice for Headphone + dac/amp

    Hello everyone! I would like to buy a pair of headphones and a dac/amp. I thought of buying a pair of DT990 Pros and a dac/amp but i read that they're not that good as i knew so i'm here asking for your advice. I would like to spend 300€ (maybe 30€-50 extra if it helps to get something much...
  8. Y

    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...
  9. ThatM1key

    Topping E30/L30 Combo: 1 Year Review

    Its my one anniversary with this legacy combo. I'll tell you my experiences with these two. For disclaimer I've owned the E30 a bit longer than the L30's, I'll start with newest to oldest. My amp is an old Sansui 2000A. Headphones is AKG 7XX. Topping E30 (Serial 2003) : Pure glorious DAC. The...
  10. I

    Looking for a pre-amp one stop to go with March audio Power (252 probably)

    Hi all, I've had an Electrocompaniet ECI-3, a Rotel RCD-991 and Dynaudio Contour 1.3 MKii speakers since 2000 and it's all worked pretty well for what I've listened to (mostly progressive house, rock and singer-songwriter). However, I've always found that perhaps the amp had a little too little...
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