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AlexaBlack
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Feb 1, 2017
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What would be a recommended set of speakers for this DAC? I have Dayton Audio B652. Is this DAC overkill for these speakers or it will improve on the sound?
Feb 1, 2017
Socratease
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Feb 4, 2017
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I'm not familiar with the Dayton, but it made a noticeable improvement to my Mackie MR5mk2. Only way to know for sure is to try it.
Feb 4, 2017
dpj1
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Feb 4, 2017
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So no compatibility problem with powered speakers? I just bought the JBL 305 PRO speaker through MassdroP. Unfortunately I thought I could pair those with the SMSL Q5 amp/dac. I bought that but just learned the Q5 should have passive speakers attached and I might blow my JBLs, which have inputs for either 1/4" TRS or XLR cables. How would I connect this M8 (that has single left and right RCA jacks) to the balanced cables needed for my speakers?
Feb 4, 2017
Socratease
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Feb 7, 2017
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The Mackie has RCA inputs on top of balanced ones, so there wasn't a problem. For balanced lines, connect RCA shield to - (usually black), tip to +, and leave the XLR shield disconnected on the DAC end of the cable.
Feb 7, 2017
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