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OinKeY
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Mar 17, 2018
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Hi there! I should be receiving my hd6xx hopefully in a week time. This is gonna be my first pair of headphones. Im planning to use it with my desktop so wondering if anyone has any recommendations on a dac/amp for my desktop? Budget would be nothing more than 200 at the moment as I wouldn’t want to spend so much as Im just starting out on this.
Mar 17, 2018
OCBob
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Mar 17, 2018
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I would recommend a Schiit Modi 2/Magni 3 stack. I would also advise that you not try to save a couple of bucks if you come across an older Magni (1/2/2 Uber) for a discounted price. The Magni 3 sounds so much more open and far, far less constrained than the earlier versions. And the stack looks great on the desktop!
Mar 17, 2018
OinKeY
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Mar 18, 2018
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oo thanks for the recommendation. but could I ask, what cables would I need for this stack if I want to connect to my computer? because I was looking at reviews/unboxing videos, very little mention on them and required cables are not included with the products.
Mar 18, 2018
OCBob
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Mar 18, 2018
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You would need a USB-A to USB-B cable for the signal from your computer to the Modi and some short RCA cable to connect the Modi to the Magni. In my case my laptop has a USB-C output so I use a USB-C to USB-B. You don't have to pay a lot for the USB cable (I can't remember if they include one) but Schiit sells some RCA connectors that are a perfect length to connect the Magni to the Modi. They're called PYST (Put Your Schiit Together) cables and you can find them on the Schiit site.
Mar 18, 2018
OinKeY
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Mar 18, 2018
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Oh! Thanks for the help! Really appreciated it!
Mar 18, 2018
Lekoguy
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Mar 18, 2018
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Here's another source for short RCA cables for connecting Shiit stacks.
www.ghentaudio.com/part/a02.html
They are very high quality and at lower cost than Shiit. Free shipping! I use 'em and love 'em.
Mar 18, 2018
OCBob
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Mar 18, 2018
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Great Link!
Mar 18, 2018
OinKeY
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Mar 19, 2018
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Oo great! I was looking for a shorter cable. Looked At sites like monoprice only had 1.5ft as the shortest
Mar 19, 2018
Lekoguy
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Mar 19, 2018
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For the Shiit units, the 7" length is perfect.
Mar 19, 2018
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