How do I connect this to my computer? I have an rca cable and I plugged it into the headphone jack of my computer while connecting the red and white cables to the input on the back. When I turn it on I hear a loud static noise.

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ihve
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Sep 7, 2020
Get the Topping D10. It is a true end-game DAC for _unbalanced_ audio and everything that costs more is just snake oil. It costs around $100.
TheOCKing
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May 1, 2021
No sir, budget end game is called a Khadas Tone Board! Actually there's a few budget end game options. D10 is great too, and more or less in that class. One thing to consider, some motherboards usb output can be kinda noisy / jittery, and some dacs reject or block that noise better than others. I've had some that sound clean like my hrt music streamer II or the $100 Schitt dac I had, but others like the Khadas allowed the uab noise through to be amplified, so (on some but not all motherboards) I had to use a usb to spdif converter. Some motherboards will have spdif out already. This can limit you to 24bit 96khz (maybe 24/192 without a converter box if the mobile has the output) so u won't get dsd512 etc if u care (but you shouldn't), but spdif is 100% completely noise free so my noise floor is even lower than a usb DAC with high rejection on a good motherboard... it's dead silent.
Makai_Gamer
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May 8, 2020
Should be 0 static, I have mine plugged into an SMSL SU-8. Most likely one of the wires may be playing up.
spartan2600
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Apr 14, 2020
If the static is very loud, like as loud as the audio you want to be listening and not merely just background hum you may have a bad ground somewhere along the way. If so, double check your connections, try unplugging and re-plugging, trying borrowing someone else's 3.5mm to RCA cable or another of yours if you can afford it, etc.
Aries
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Mar 4, 2020
Headphone jack on a computer is amplified through a typically crappy amp. This is a great amp. Garbage in, garbage out. Get yourself a DAC which will connect to the computer via USB and then connect its output to the THX. There's lots on here to pick from -- Topping, Grace Design, etc.
perfusionista
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Nov 29, 2020
I can recommend Meridian Explorer2, it's great DAC and has it's own awesome amp too. You can output to the TXH amp. I have super high end system (Quad 989s) and it's matched with THX AAA and IEM's at a fraction of cost.