I find plenty of rattles that I report on and many times fix. I never plug in something that rattles without first investigating. I also repair good bit of equipment that gets to me with issues. So your comments in this regard are out of line.A visual inspection before plugging it in would show it's 230V.
You would think visual inspection and a little shake to listen to any rattling would be a good idea before plugging it in when people are sending equipment to him?
Fiio K5 Pro has analog inI wonder why other manufacturers don't include analog inputs. Should not be a big deal. Maybe it takes some space in the back but come on, it's for a good cause!
I've used the Focusrite Forte that way with linux before. Strictly speaking it's mixing the analog input into the digital output(s) rather than switching, but if you're only playing one or the other the effect is much the same. The big knob controls the volume. This is the default state of the internal mixer matrix which linux doesn't have support for changing.Integrating into one volume control will be a pain if not impossible.
Integrating into one volume control will be a pain if not impossible.
I was answering the question of using an interface for input and a different DAC for output. That aside, you need a remote control which very few interfaces provide.in the case of the Motu M4 for example you would simply change the input via the "monitor" buttons, while having the "input monitor mix" all to the left.
Well, I wouldn't use that one. I measured this input and it performs very poorly.Matrix Audio DACs/Streamers have Analog Inputs in their entry level mini-i Pro 3
In addition to Amir's reply, this is my reply to a similar question. Bear in mind this is a HiFi DAC for home use designed over 10 years ago, when cheap quality ADC modules did not exist!why not use a cheap but good audio interface as preamp?
The DAC being a 10yo design would have been worth a mention up front.
I see reviews dating back to 2014 so it is an older design.
Cirrus CS4351 ... from the 2005 era. They did a great job with that DAC chip I must say with those test results.
I admit, there are $150 DACs with comparable measured DAC performance available, but those few, are punching waaay above their weight! This kind of performance is not a typical $150 performance. Also, and equally, there are more expensive ones, with less performance.Rated 'not terrible' because $~150 DAC performance is pretty good these days. Analog input is a nice touch but hardly worth the premium price. The DAC being a 10yo design would have been worth a mention up front.
Analog input is a nice touch but hardly worth the premium price.
You must be a worry-wart!Amirm, It concerns me that you didn't even bother checking it was 230V before plugging it in......... and it took you half an hour to figure it out.
...it says its fused at 230v and 115v - one would assume its dual voltage... I mean that has been the standard for a lot of gear even back a decade or more.... non issue
the OLED was just an example for a graphic display. The same could have been said for fluorescent displays that have been used for years in hifi gears but still working. Also, there are plenty of other options (e.g. LCD) that could have offered a much nicer UI and navigation.Would you be able to read an OLED display after 8 years?Even after one if the device is always on?
Agreed but I was talking specifically about OLED's.the OLED was just an example for a graphic display. The same could have been said for fluorescent displays that have been used for years in hifi gears but still working. Also, there are plenty of other options (e.g. LCD) that could have offered a much nicer UI and navigation.