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Would it be possible to connect my RCA wire that goes from the amp powering my speakers to the DACport via 3,5mm, or would this be a horrible idea? It obviously works by just connecting it to my computer, but since my computer sound is quite bad in comparison it would be great to improve the sound quality of my speakers as well. I am just afraid that it's gonna mess with one of the amps in some way, I just wanna get the DAC to work with the speakers. Help would be appreciated!
Yes, This is how to use DACport Slim as a line output device, perfect for use with powered speakers:
Use a 3.5mm to pair of RCA jacks cable. Plug one end into DACport Slim using the 3.5mm plug and the other end into the RCA jacks on your speakers. This will dramatically improve the sound quality over the computer sound card. To match the levels, set the DACport Slim's GAIN switch to LOW and max out its volume knob. Use the volume control on the speakers to set the volume.
My speakers are not powered, that's why I mentioned that I would run the DACport to my AMP (which is external) which then is connected to the speakers via regular speaker wire. I have an RCA cable connected to the computer to get the sound to the AMP which then amplifies it and sends it out to the speakers, just like any other unpowered speakerset. Sorry if anything came through as unclear. Would it still work to simply connect the RCA to the DACport instead of my regular 3,5mm out on my computer? It's just a regular 3,5mm contact. I don't wanna try anything before knowing for sure!
You are totally fine. If the amp is outside the speakers, simply connect the input of the amp to the output of the DACport Slim.