Originally Posted by orthikon
anyone using the line out to active speakers? impressions?
comparisons to other DACs with line outs fed to active speakers?
I use the line out (actually preamp out and volume controlled) to drive another amp, and it works fine. It's very clean and transparent without mucking up the sound. And, the DAC is at least as good and detailed as that on many of the top portable amps I have tried like 3MOVE, Predator and XM5. This would be a great dac amp for what you are asking about. You can hook it up to a computer, an MP3 player and a CD player or other RCA out device, and output preamp to powered speakers, the 12 watt out to non-powered speakers or stax transformer (like me) and still plug in a headphone to the front which cuts off the 12 watt speakers but doesn't affect the pre-amp out (which can run a sub or powered speakers).