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Platek
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Nov 7, 2018
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Is it possible to connect this amp to a conventional DAC (I.e. one with left and right outputs 2 for each channel)?
Nov 7, 2018
Lociinthesky
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Nov 9, 2018
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The answer is "yes." I know I'm correct, but if you also want to be more confident that I am correct, then read on as I describe my own stack in detail. I have the O2 +SDAC, purchased from massdrop for $150. It gets the audio signal from my computer via USB, always. If I plug the O2+SDAC's power cord into the wall and the USB into the computer, then I can use The O2+SDAC's headphone out, listening to music from it, as it acts as an Amp+DAC. I bought the O2+SDAC combo because it is modular, and I knew that I may want to get a better amp in the future, whereas buying a better DAC is less important. As long as it is plugged into my computer via USB, and regardless of whether it is plugged into the wall, I can plug a plain red/white to red/white RCA cable into the back of the O2+SDAC and send the audio signal out, transformed by the DAC but without amplification. From my O2+SDAC, I plug the other end of the red/white RCA into the Dark Voice, which is my first tube amp and a fucking awesome machine. Don't know if I'll ever use the O2 again while the DV is around and I have my Senns, The $200 I paid for this was such a good price. If you don't have a solid state amp yet, I highly recommend skipping that phase altogether, if you value warmth and smoothness such as in the signature of the HD6xx.
Nov 9, 2018
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