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Emotiva XDA-1 Reviews

Prohobo

Good Dac, not good Pre-Amp.

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Pros: Clean design and price.

Cons: Volume Control - Pre-Amp, no headphone.

I have owned the product for almost one year.   I was building my first system for my home to power my custom speakers and headphones. I wanted to keep my system simple, a pre-amp/DAC and that was it.    The Emotiva met that criteria, it was a DAC and also a Pre-Amp. I listen to mostly FLAC and RedBook CD, so the two inputs would be my CD player (TEAC) and SqueezeBox Touch both via COAX.   The system is well appointed with inputs (AES XLR, 2 COAX, 2 OPTICAL, and 1 USB). It also has RCA and XLR outputs, which I have latter found they are not balanced outputs (or so I have read on the Emotiva Forms).   The first problem I notice was using the...
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