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SegaGen3sis
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Do I need a DAC if I have this for headphones and iems?
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Jackula
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Yes, this is an amp only. It's not the ODAC+O2 Combo, still an alright deal though.
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SegaGen3sis
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Thanks for the reply! How would Centrance Dacport HD go with these? Or do you think waiting for the combo would be good?
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colaturka
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DAC's aren't as importants as amps I heard so a cheaper one should do. I wouldn't wait since you have 8 days to cancel your order anyway.
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Jackula
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The DACPort alone is probably already a better amp this. I haven't done the calculations (it's 1am over here) but quickly skimming through the specs makes me think the DACPort is a more powerful amp.
Colaturka is right, DACS do not make as much difference as amps at this price point. They generally start making a bigger impact on audio around higher price points.
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SegaGen3sis
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Thanks for the help! I guess I'll just wait for the combo and then decide.
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Jackula
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Sorry, my brain wasn't working very well at midnight. Just woke up and done the calculations - the O2 would be multiple magnitudes more powerful when driving headphones.
DACPort HD can be used as a DAC by using a 1/4 to RCA adapter/cable. You'll need to put the DACPort on max volume and low gain in order for it to work correctly.
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