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I'm tempted to join this drop to use mainly as DAC. My only question is: are the balanced XLR outputs amped or are they safe to send to an external balanced amp like other balanced DACs do?
There are two settings for output, this affects the XLR outputs:
DAC mode - output is at set levels, cannot be adjusted
DAC + HP mode - output is adjustable through volume control
You're getting line level output, with adjustability in the DAC+HP mode. Safe to send to a balanced amp, I have it going to powered speakers.
Great, thanks. So basically set in DAC mode whenever I don't want to bother with the on-board amp, correct?
The only XLR connections that are "amped" could be in pro audio gear to PA speakers. You have nothing to worry about in any consumer XLR connection. I think you are mistaking variable vs. fixed output level with "amped".