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Massdrop Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/Amp

Massdrop Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/Amp

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This DAC/amp brings two of the community’s favorite designers together in one convenient, great-sounding package. It features the Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X amp, built by the founder of Cavalli Audio—a legend in the world of headphone amps Read More

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joelfong
23
Mar 2, 2021
Recently upgraded from a 2017 15" MBP to a 2019 16" MBP, and experienced very frequent drops in audio that require the usb cable to be unplugged and replugged back in to reset the connection. I am now currently running the LCX amp portion of this dac/amp, via a FiiO E10K acting as my dac, using the exact same Micro USB cable that I had connected to the SDAC. I have no issues with audio at all on my MacBook using this FiiO dac. The usb cable is fine, and the amp itself still works great. The SDAC portion however, clearly has issues with the new generation MacBook Pros (possibly other current generation Macs as well). You'll see lots of similar complaints on the SDAC discussion page with no real response from Grace Design. I don't know who is at fault for this. Some might say it's Apple, some might say it's Grace Design. All I know is that my FiiO E10K works perfectly as a dac for my MacBook, and the SDAC doesn't. Just leaving this here in case anyone else happens to experience a similar issue.
Jc7593
1
Jun 8, 2021
I´m having a similar issue with the cable. I´ve already tried 2. I´m going to buy a new one if this doesnt fix the issue then it just does not work for me.
afallnstar
0
Jul 30, 2021
Chiming in to echo the experience. SDAC works fine until I pause the music. Once paused and restarted, audio is silent until I unplug and replug USB.
Kkn14
0
Nov 26, 2020
if I’m listening to music through just this amp/dac does that mean the Dac is simultaneously working with the amp?
Kkn14
0
Nov 26, 2020
if I’m listening to music through just this amp/dac does that mean the Dac is simultaneously working with the amp?
Kkn14
0
Nov 26, 2020
if I’m listening to music through just this amp/dac does that mean the Dac is simultaneously working with the amp?
PathfinderIV
1
Nov 19, 2020
I'm curious about the LCX + SDAC balanced output through the DAC. If I have the switch in the first notch where the SDAC will output though single ended, will it also output through to the balanced 4 pin XLR or do I need to connect XLR through the back? CEE_TEE mentioned in a comment that there is phase-splitters in the amp to convert the signal, but I'm not sure which setting it has to be on.
PathfinderIV
1
Nov 25, 2020
Ah, thanks for the reply. I'm using single ended with a pair of HE-5XX and they're loud enough but I heard this amp is better on balanced. If I have more power but the volume is already loud enough, does it make a difference having more power? EX. 1W vs 3W but 1W already is loud enough.
Fayne
2148
Nov 25, 2020
If you're happy with what you've got, it doesn't make THAT much of a difference.
Matlab
3
May 27, 2020
My Dac/Amp combo keeps cutting auto for me when I am using my computer. I end of having to remove the usb connection and plug it back in. Anyone know the reason it keeps cutting audio on me?
olivierko
47
Sep 2, 2021
Did you ever solve your issue? I'm experiencing the same problem.
decayedCell
1
Apr 1, 2020
Is it possible to combine two sources with this? Nintendo Switch + PC
beardieboi
47
Nov 25, 2020
You'll need an hdmi audio converter for the switch, or send the TV audio back to the LCX in order to get it to work. The switch won't recognize the SDAC as a valid audio out.
ltzany
1
Mar 21, 2020
for folks that have this connected to an amp -- how do you connect it? the instructions say to use a 3.5mm TRS to RCA cable...but wanted to sure if that is what i'm supposed to do. if you did, cable recommendations would be great.
Rodmunch
165
Aug 27, 2020
Hi late reply but yes that is exactly what I did. Hopefully you got it sorted. I used a cable from Radio Shack but any 1/8in or 3.5mm stereo TRS to RCA will work.
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ltzany
1
Aug 28, 2020
thanks @Rodmunch - I ended up using a 3.5 to RCA cable and it works great!
Rybo
9
Mar 16, 2020
will this drive the audeze lcd-2 well?
Glub_Glub
6
Feb 29, 2020
Is there tariffs on this if you get it shipped to Canada?
Grazbrelroz
14
Mar 8, 2020
Yeah I think they're different but slightly and I got the information when I needed to pay up lol
Glub_Glub
6
Mar 8, 2020
Too bad you got to learn the hard way. Anyways thanks for answering my question.
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