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    Looking for a budget DAC/AMP (~100€/$)

    As it's my 1st post, I'd like to say hello :cool: Now, the topic - I'm looking at something to replace my PC-audio ALC-1220 soundard (MSI X470 M7) becuase... I'm annyoed by some hissing in my headphones. And somehow I think these should be amped better because when I had Yamaha A520, headphones...
  2. O

    Denafrips Pontus DAC variable latency issue

    Hello guys, I am having some latency issues with my Denafrips Pontus DAC. I measured the latency using the RME Fireface UC USB interface and the REW software (using loop-back as timing reference ). I made 20 measurements, one after the other with only a short delay (few seconds or less)...
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    Upgrade current DIY DAC

    Hello! Happy owner of a Pi3B and HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro, using it for more than 4 years now previously with a Pi2. I would like to build a project for this winter for my holidays :) and I thought it could be a good project to build a new DAC. Today my current setting the above plus connected to an...
  4. E

    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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    SMSL M400 and SMSL SP200 a good combo?

    Hello everyone, Firstly i'd like to say i am an avid reader of the forum but in no way an expert, in fact i am probably a n00b. now i've got that out the way here is my questions. Gear: SMSL SP200 (RCA In ) SMSL M400 (RCA out) (Optical in) Audio Engine D1 (superseded) Sebaj PHA-2 (superseded)...
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    DT990 250ohm or 600ohm + DAC

    Hello, I am planning to buy a pair of headphones + DAC (+AMP in one package or separately). I like V type sound signature for music (fast and punchy, not lazy, meaty bass and good highs that don't pierce ears though) and I play CS:GO a lot so good positioning is important. My choice narrowed...
  7. Matias

    Gustard X16

    Wolf previews the Gustard X16 measurements on his website below. https://l7audiolab.net/f/measurements-of-gustard-x16-9068dac/
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    All possible paths to a 2.2 setup with DSP - finding the best fit and value

    Hello to the ASR forum! This is my first thread, but I have been a reader for quite some time. What a breath of fresh air this place is! Kudos to amir and others for the reviews and to all for the discussions! So for some time now I have been pondering the idea of expanding my current system to...
  9. LuckyLuke575

    FiiO Q1 Mk II BAL vs Topping A50 + D50s

    Hi all, I'm thinking of upgrading my desk setup from the portable FiiO Q1 Mk II that I'm currently using the BAL output on with a pair of Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. I listen to music all day while I work on the computer, so I want to make sure that I have the best setup possible. I'm...
  10. Peib

    How to connect Topping E30 to L30 and integrated amplifier?

    Hello! I’m considering to buy both topping e30 and l30 in order to pair them with my beyer dt1770pro. The problem is I want to keep using my speakers, which are connected to an integrated amplifier. I want to use the E30 not only for headphones but also for speakers and I dont know exactly how...
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    Onkyo ns6170 streamer / dac, upgrading by Connecting external DAC?

    Dear forum members, First of all I would like to compliment this site and the contributors. Really enjoying reading about experiences of you all on audio components, combinations and of course the objective measurements! For me I’m a little addicted, I think. I hope I may ask a question here...
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    Dac - Dsp - Crossover

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and hope you forgive my mistakes. I'm a old audiophile who wants to upgrade his (now) simple system (Oppo BD95 + Pass Labs amp + Magnepan MG 3.3) to multi amping. As everybody says Magnepans should sound better in multiamping (maybe all of the loudspeakers do) and I...
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    Connect XLR(Dynamic) Mic to 3.5 input on a DAC(GSX 1200)

    Hi! I'm thinking of buying a new microphone(Røde Podmic. This one) which has an XLR connection, it's a dynamic mic, I was told this is the mic to go for if there's background noise etc in the room. I'm just going to use it for communication while gaming. Today I have a USB microphone(Thronmax...
  14. CASE2112


    Version(s)1. Older DAC and headphone AMP/preout. BIFROST has (as indicated in image) upgraded 4490 DAC card. LYR has been inspected by SCHIIT within the latest few years. LYR includes matched sets of GENALEX GOLD LION E88CC/6922 & VOSTOK/RUSSIAN "Rockets: 6H23P. BIFROST = $200 OBO. I just...
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    Digital Conversion

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here. I've recently put together a project for personal enjoyment which consisted of an ESS DAC chip feeding into a few op-amps. This would then plug into my computer through the help of a TI USB controller, and then into my headphone amp or speaker amp...
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    DAC/PreAmp + PowerAmp or integrated amp for Amphion Helium 520

    Hi! I bought few months ago Amphion Helium 520 speakers: Amphion Helium 520 Specs: Sensitivity: 90dB Power recommendation: 10-150w (4Ohm) I currently have my old Denon AVR-1611 integrated amp and now I want to get stereo amplifier for Amphions. I dont need 5.1 or 7.1 surround anymore. Budget...
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    The Loxjie D30 DAC look nice

    Click for more info: https://hifi-express.com/collections/loxjie/products/loxjie-d30-ak4493-hi-res-dac-amp
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    Maximising quality from Samsung Galaxy S10 (exenyos)

    Very new to the world of better audio used to ol' iTunes and Spotify, but would like to make sure im using the right audio services and settings for new IEMS. I'm using Moondrop Starfield IEMS and I'm curious to buy a DAC to bypass the apparently poor quality 3.5mm jack and onboard DAC in my...
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    How Should I A/B Test DACs?

    I am fairly new to the enthusiast audio community and have been doing a lot of reading on ASR. Upgrading up my desktop DAC/Amp setup and I want to see what differences I can actually hear. I want to do some testing. I will be using my own equipment and borrowing from friends. Here is what I...
  20. O

    Upgrade from motherboard output to DAC

    I'm currently using the analog output from my motherboard, a Gigabyte Z87-HD3, straight to my amp. I've been looking at getting a DAC, probably an SMSL Sanskrit 10 MKII but after quite a bit of reading this forum and others I'm still not sure if it's worth the ~£100 purchase. Has anyone been...
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