Drop Studio DAC Discussion
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We all know DACs are a key component in most modern audio setups. This thread is intended to cover any and all discussion about DACs and what sort of products and features the community would like to see.
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InsaneProdigyX
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Jun 25, 2020
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At least AKM 4499 DAC chip I would say. I'd look at Topping D90MQA and SMSL M400 for ideas
Jun 25, 2020
quicklytoo4
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Jun 25, 2020
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well since the ONE is going down a bit from the 789 how about going up a bit drom the sdac? $200-$300 price range? 32bit support with balanced and unbalanced? option for wireless for those who would use it?
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Jun 25, 2020
MarinaraAddict
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Jun 24, 2020
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With the AAA One being more on the budget side compared to the 789, I would love to see a DAC in a matching chassis, probably not balanced since the AAA One isn’t balanced, and priced similarly to the AAA One. While the Airist R-2R is a great DAC and also in the same chassis, the R-2R technology is expensive. The price point has to come down for a DAC that goes alongside the AAA One. Can’t wait to see what is brought to market though!!
Jun 24, 2020
quicklytoo4
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Jun 25, 2020
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sdac is already perfect for it just is a different form factor
Jun 25, 2020
Ledd
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Jun 24, 2020
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I'd like something like the Monolith balanced DAC + THX amp. Actually, I have one and really no complaints. But I would like to see gain control and a better interface. It is just really ungainly to use 2 buttons and a dial knob for all the functions. A nice graphical interface will be nice (I'd even settle for an app).
Jun 24, 2020
ajlmulero13
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Jun 24, 2020
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I would look at the SMSL M400 for inspiration. Try to trickle down as much as you can into a $250-$300 package.
Jun 24, 2020
Karnat
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May 27, 2020
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It should be balanced with enough outputs, it could include a linear power supply for the cth/thx/carbon.
May 27, 2020
PopZeus
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May 19, 2020
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Airist RDAC and THX One combo would be a pretty strong competitor against the likes of the Audio-gd R2R11. A balanced RDAC would be an excellent match for the THX 789, and a pretty solid endgame stack for a lot of people.
May 19, 2020
5nooze
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May 17, 2020
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Maybe an option to preamp like what they got on the d50s world be nice. Not a necessity, but definitely something that would be nice to have. MQA fr me would be the cherry on top for me.
May 17, 2020
Drue
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May 12, 2020
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All I ask is that it matches the 789 and the price makes sense for those pairing it with the 789. I would 100% pay $300 for a dac to match. The balanced inputs/optical are a given. I'm waiting on this to upgrade from my Modi 3. I think we'd all agree we'd love to see some concepts. I'm really looking forward to this especially if it comes out by the end of the year.
May 12, 2020
SweAussie
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May 9, 2020
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MQA support please
May 9, 2020
5nooze
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May 17, 2020
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Its pretty niche but i think having the option is still nice and handy.
May 17, 2020
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