Massdrop x Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced
Massdrop x Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced
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Following the success of the Massdrop x Grace Design Standard DAC, we’re excited to release the much-requested balanced version. It’s the least-expensive small standalone balanced DAC on the market, designed to complement high-end balanced amplifiers like the Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789, the Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X, and more Read More

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migrained
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Dec 12, 2019
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Has anyone used this in Voicemeeter Potato? I'm trying to set it as my main output (A1) using WDM but I always get robotic and choppy sound. :(
Dec 12, 2019
Karnat
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Dec 11, 2019
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Does anyone use this in a stack with the CTH and the LCX? I wonder what it looks like :)
Dec 11, 2019
adamos
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Dec 11, 2019
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I have a question I was hoping someone could help with. Currently I have an unbalanced DAC connected to my THX AAA 789 and then I use the SE Pass on the 789 to connect it to powered speakers via RCA. According to the 789 user manual the SE Pass only works for single ended sources via RCA; there is no passthrough capability for XLR-3 balanced sources. So it sounds like if I got an SDAC-B I would not be able to connect it to my powered speakers via SE Pass. If that's the case, could I connect the SDAC-B to the 789 via XLR and then use a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect it directly to the powered speakers via UNBAL OUT at the same time? And if so would this degrade the signal going to each? Also would sound come out of both at the same time? (I don't see any options for selecting one vs. the other like I've seen in checking out some other balanced DACs.) If so I guess the workaround for that would be to turn one off while using the other. Thanks.
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Dec 11, 2019
Lisasonictower
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Dec 11, 2019
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The 789 will not pass the XLR to the SE pass. You can can connect both SE and XLR from the SDAC-B to the 789. The DAC will send both SE and XLR signals simultaneously. You can connect your speakers from the SE pass or direct from the DAC both will work exactly the same and the 789 will still work and you will get sound from both headphones and speakers wiring either way.
Dec 11, 2019
adamos
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Dec 11, 2019
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Ok great, thank you!
Dec 11, 2019
timko
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Dec 11, 2019
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This or Khadas Tone Board?
Dec 11, 2019
Poleng
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Dec 11, 2019
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This or the JDS Labs OL Dac?
Dec 11, 2019
migrained
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Dec 10, 2019
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Has anyone tried this using Voicemeeter (https://www.vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/potato.htm) with this SDAC? I've connected my Grade Design SDAC using USB 2.0 to my computer and set it up as my main output (A1) in Voicemeeter using WDM but the sound is robotic and choppy. I can see that the buffer set by Voicemeeter is set to 1056 (instead of 1024 or 512). Do I need to install some driver? Anyone having similar problems? Im a total audiophile noob. Thanks in advance! :)
Dec 10, 2019
Marcidif
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Nov 29, 2019
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Is there an ASIO driver for it?
Nov 29, 2019
tecky1kanobe
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Dec 9, 2019
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windows will find one, it did for me.
Dec 9, 2019
Marcidif
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Dec 9, 2019
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Not for me... I have just the WASAPI
Dec 9, 2019
WiHHi_Z3_PuX
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Nov 26, 2019
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missed it last time. any ETA on next batch?
Nov 26, 2019
WiHHi_Z3_PuX
49
Dec 13, 2019
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omg, did I miss it again? it was in stock yesterday, now it isn't.
Dec 13, 2019
GuiltySpark343
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Dec 14, 2019
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Don't worry they made a mistake and are sending the unbalanced version. Now I have to send it back and hope the right drop comes soon.
Dec 14, 2019
josehof
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Nov 26, 2019
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How do you get 24-bit option that works in USB 2 mode on Windows 10?
Nov 26, 2019
Michael_Grace
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Grace Design
Dec 12, 2019
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Hi All, The SDAC Balanced always operates in 32bit mode. If your music file or audio player only outputs 24bits the remaining 8 bits will be sent as zeros. Or, if your player software is doing any signal processing, such as EQ or volume control, it will likely be converting your 24bit audio to 32bits anyway. Cheers, Michael
Dec 12, 2019
migrained
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Dec 12, 2019
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Thanks @Michael_Grace for the clarification!
Dec 12, 2019
SoundsCrazy
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Nov 10, 2019
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Can this be used with the coax input when being powered via USB from a laptop?
Nov 10, 2019
Lisasonictower
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Nov 11, 2019
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But Yes.
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Nov 11, 2019
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