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rdodev
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Oct 10, 2018
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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?
Oct 10, 2018
muggy
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Oct 11, 2018
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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.
Oct 11, 2018
rdodev
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Oct 11, 2018
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Great, thanks. So basically set in DAC mode whenever I don't want to bother with the on-board amp, correct?
Oct 11, 2018
muggy
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Oct 11, 2018
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Yep, that would do it.
Oct 11, 2018
ElectronicVices
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Nov 2, 2018
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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".
Nov 2, 2018
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