Massdrop CTH + SDAC DAC/Amp
Massdrop CTH + SDAC DAC/Amp
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The Massdrop CTH + SDAC DAC/amp brings two of the community’s favorite designers together in one affordable, easy-to-use package. It features the Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (or CTH), built from the ground up by the founder of Cavalli Audio—a legend in the world of headphone amps Read More

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vernities
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Jun 30, 2020
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For those that have static noise coming out of the tube, cut a small piece of aluminium foil (use for baking and stuff) and wrap around the tube with shiny part outside. Once I did that, no more static noise. Hope that work for you too. https://imgur.com/dXhr4kS
Jun 30, 2020
noom5150
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Jun 22, 2020
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Can anyone help? I have owned CTH+sDAC over a year, recently my unit cannot connect via USB on my laptop. Any advise, I also send email to support over a week but no reply yet.
Jun 22, 2020
malin.reindeer
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May 1, 2020
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Something I dont like and understand about the design: This is not a very small portable unit having micro USB inputs to save space. Why not USB A or B or C?
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May 1, 2020
aphidhair
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Apr 26, 2020
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I just got mine and connected directly to a cd player, but at around the 10 o'clock position on the volume the sounds distorts and it shuts off and turns back on. Is this normal? Anybody have this issue?
Apr 26, 2020
aphidhair
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May 1, 2020
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Hmm. I've used it with my laptop as well-- the same problem happens there as well: when I raise the volume to a point where it's loud (not extremely loud) while playing music and it distorts and then the amp shuts off/turns back on. I running this with Senn HD6xx's. Maybe the headphones simply can't be played loud?
May 1, 2020
quicklytoo4
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Jun 16, 2020
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when I used a soundcard (better dac than the integrated) having the soundcard above 50% would overload this amp if you can lower the source volume and just increase the amps volume that will probably help
Jun 16, 2020
file1man
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Apr 26, 2020
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If I'm going from using a computer sound card which gives positional sound of either 5.1.or7.1, especially usful in gaming, this usb in gives dirty, distorted sound in and no positional 5.1. When we come in from the computer by usb. so garbage in, garbage out. Or does the dac clean the sound interference up.
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Apr 26, 2020
MaxsVideos
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May 1, 2020
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If you connect thru USB I think your computer will output audio to this DAC, which means it's going to bypass your sound card. In order to use your sound card you have to connect directly to the jacks (they're probably 3.5mm jacks so you'll need something like a 3.5mm to RCA cable) on the sound card using audio cables rather than USB. But in that case, you would be bypassing the DAC inside this product and using only the "amp"
May 1, 2020
Cassadian
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Apr 23, 2020
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Beginner here. How do I connect my desktop to this DAC/AMP combo?
Apr 23, 2020
ZENGA
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Apr 24, 2020
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You would just need to connect via usb.
Apr 24, 2020
redryder
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Apr 23, 2020
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I currently have the ifi iDSD BL, does it make sense to buy this amp? I'm mostly looking at this for the balanced output, but I have questions. My source is an Onkyo DP-X1a, it has dual DACs. What do I need in terms of connections to enjoy the better SQ from the balanced output of the CTH? For example, if I connect the DP-X1a via RCA to the CTH, will I still enjoy true balanced out or will it be the same as using the unbalanced output? As for the USB connection, I have yet to see an OTG cable that is micro-usb at both ends. My DAP is also microUSB. Does anyone have a suggestion?
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Apr 23, 2020
quicklytoo4
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Apr 18, 2020
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anyone that uses RCA fix a problem of the amp shutting itself off? (rca between this and a sound card) about 2-5 minutes of playing audio and it turns off then clicks on and off
Apr 18, 2020
verifonix
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Apr 22, 2020
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that's not right, man
Apr 22, 2020
buchie
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Apr 18, 2020
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Hi! is there a way to have an apple ipad as source? If yes what are the needed cables to have it send out audio to he dac/amp? Many Thanks!
Apr 18, 2020
verifonix
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Apr 25, 2020
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it should work :)
Apr 25, 2020
buchie
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Apr 25, 2020
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Thanks!
Apr 25, 2020
Leszek
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Apr 10, 2020
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So I can’t find info if the power adapter will work in Europe... guys do you have any info about it?
Apr 10, 2020
verifonix
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Apr 22, 2020
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it is universal 110-230V. might need a US>EU power adapter is all
Apr 22, 2020
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