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So i bought this amp, do i need a pre+amp for this as well as the dac? What else would i need for a proper set up?
No preamp needed. Volume control is right there on the device.
Any D/A converter you have will work just fine with this amp, as it only has single ended output. Most balanced headphone amps also have balanced input, but not this one. Probably for the best, as about 95% of us here don't need the temptation to buy an expensive balanced dac
Can you give me a good dac in the 50-200 range?
Dragonfly black. I've heard good things about the dragonfly red also.
Meridian explorer is also very good, and has a dedicated line output
So im reading that the dragonfly can only play 96 khz files, and i have a lot of flac and 192 khz files, does it matter that it can only play 96 khz files?
I never get anything over 96khz. And it is true that if you want to play 192 through the dragonflys they are going to be downsampled. Maybe you will be able to hear the difference, but I honestly can't.
If you really want that, and some people around here do then the Dacport Slim can do up 192, and the dacport HD can to up 384. I've heard very good things about the HD, and its 160$ on amazon right now
Ok, thanks for your help.