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    Is atom stack sufficent for audio work?

    Hello, i currently have a budget and was wondering is the atom stack sufficent for studio work, i dont need monitors as its not that kind of work. I would spend alot of money on a naim headphone amp and dac or whatever in that range but i just simply dont have the funds. I hear that this stack...
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    Info about my dac and amp combo with hd800s

    Hey I'm pretty new to audiophile stuff. But i wanted to get the most out of my gaming experience and music while not going overboard in price. After sometime i bought the audio technica r70x with the combo topping E30 and the SMSL sp200 because the topping i found for 120 new , and sp200 for...
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    Looking for Recommendations for a Gaming/Music Stationary Laptop DAC/AMP Stack 500-800 Range

    I'm really new to the audiophile scene and have been trying to research different setups/products to purchase for my new laptop upgrade. I am looking at purchasing the Hifiman Ananda wired headphones and looking for a DAC/AMP stack to pair with the headsets for my 70% gaming 30% music. I was...
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    Gustard X16 VS X18 DACs

    This is my first post here and am glad I found this site. I'd be curious of the differences between the X16 and X18. I have the X16 in my system and find it a little too polite. Has anyone had the chance to compare the two DACs? I had used the Beresford Caiman SEG DAC previously. It was not...
  5. dominikz

    DAC ABX Test Phase 1: Does a SOTA DAC sound the same as a budget DAC if proper controls are put in place? Spoiler: Probably yes. :)

    This thread is meant to once and for all settle the age-old question on whether different non-broken DACs have a "sound" or if all DACs sound the same! :cool: ...just kidding - those debates will probably never end. :p Let me start by providing the link to the ABX test. Note: There are 16...
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    Newbie looking for a DAC or Mixer with XLR output for PC/DJ with booth and main monitors?

    Came across this forum while looking for a DAC with XLR outputs which seems pretty rare. And as I have little clue as if I actually would need something like thism I'm hoping someone could point me towards a solution for my situation... TL/DR: looking for a ??? with inputs: USB for PC, 2x...
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    Question about Dac/Class D Amp Combo.

    Hey guys, Im new as a member i suppose but ive been reading reviews and posts on here for months! some of the content on here is second to none as well as the reviews by amirm! but now i have a question of my own from someone recently brought into the never stop purchasing better stuff audio...
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    iPad Pro source with McIntosh DAC

    Hello fellow audiophiles, first post here. I'm currently using an Apple iPad Pro (3rd gen) to play Apple Music Lossless via the USB audio output, connected to a McIntosh MA5300 integrated amp. The McIntosh has a DA1 DAC module built-in where I'm using the USB audio input. On the iPad, the sound...
  9. Oski1997

    Marantz Replaces AKM AK4458 DAC with Texas Instruments DAC IN SR6015, SR7015 AND SR8015

    According to Marantz, "All units with the serial # ending in 70001 or higher have the TI DAC [most likely the PCM1502A DAC found in the Denon AVRs]. The only exception is the AV8805A pre-pro. That now uses a DAC made by ESS". I hope this helps new AVR customers decide if they still want to buy a...
  10. lostone98

    Which one would be the best choice, the Cyrus One HD vs LEAK STEREO 130 vs PS Audio Sprout 100 Integrated Amplifier's

    Which is the best performer, best features and best buck for the value? I don't have a lot of money. I like the look of LEAK STEREO 130 but the PS Audio Sprout 100 seems to do the most. Sprout100 - PS Audio Cyrus ONE HD - High Resolution integrated amplifier STEREO 130 I don't know much about...
  11. lostone98

    Setup for music and gaming.

    Hello I am new to all this and have never been here before. I hope this is ok to ask. I would like this setup and wondering if someone can say if this setup is ok or is there a cheaper or better setup for the money. Its a AUDIO-GD A1 Balanced Power amplifier ACSS XLR 2x200W 4 Ohms and this...
  12. slurp

    FS: Topping D90 (AKM MQA) [US]

    Like new, in pristine condition. AK4499 chip. Includes remote, Bluetooth antenna, manual, power cable, and factory packaging. Asking $700. Ships free to lower 48.
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    USB audio through powered USB with analog i/o?

    Greetings from the amateur experimental avionics hackers and users community. I'm looking for the simplest DAC device that can provide power and audio through a single USB cable to an Android or iOS tablet like this one, and provide a single analog mic/phone interface. A single-channel...
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    SMSL Stack

    Hello Gurus and Seniors, It has been a bit overwhelming for me staking to get one best solution of SMSL boxes for my existing floor-standers. Could you please help and advise what i should pick up for the stack? TIA Here is my objectives; 1. I need a streamer/player to play back my DSD library...
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    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...
  16. 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...
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    AMP/DAC upgrade for Focal Clears worth it?

    Hi all, I have been considering buying a new amp/dac for my Focal Clears for some time now. I'm currently using a Fiio K5 Pro and don't really have anything to complain about. But I wonder if there would be an audible difference if I switched to a more expensive amp/dac. Unfortunately I have no...
  18. pma

    Topping D10s Owner Measurements/Quick Review

    Topping D10s USB DAC I bought this little DAC from Audiophonics France https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-without-volume/topping-d10s-dac-usb-32bit384khz-dsd-256-xmos-u208-es9038q2m-black-p-14686.html It has arrived after 6 days from purchase. I made some measurements : Output Noise Noise is...
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    E30 bit rate display @ 48

    I'm a bit of a newbie...just received a Topping E30 and I am trying to understand if I have everything configured correctly. I use the E30 in DAC mode connected to a AAA 789, with an android phone running USB APP in bit perfect mode as my source for mostly 44.1 FLAC files. The phone is...
  20. dominikz

    FiiO Taishan D03K DAC measurements

    FiiO Taishan D03K is a pretty cheap DAC that was often recommended online to connect TVs (that now mostly provide only digital audio output) with analogue audio gear. I have one so I thought it might be useful to post my measurements. Cost was 21,99 GBP a few years ago. Here's a few pictures of...
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