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post #31 of 1152
^^ same as the D10, you plug a mini cable into the aux/line out jack and if the USB is being fed, it will automatically switch on the line-out function.

dang, I go out for a ciggie and get beaten to the punch its not perfect this system and I personally would prefer a physical switch, sometimes I need to cycle the D10 to get it to recognize an input/output and switch the relay.
post #32 of 1152
Now I'm glad I didn't already buy the D2+, I'd rather have the 9 Volt.
post #33 of 1152
I wonder how this would work as a pre-amp/DAC for my powered monitors.
post #34 of 1152
I was waiting till christmas to get a D10. Hopefully they come out with the D11 soon so I don't have to wait too much longer to get it.
post #35 of 1152

Many, many questions...

Hi there!

How does this thing conect with DAP? It'ill bring cables?
Or you have to buy it separatly?
I currently have iPod Touch 2G 32 GB and Sansa Clip+ 8 GB.
Any recomendations?

Will you recomend this one instead of the D2 + Boa?
What's the improvement?
With , let's say, not so god speakers, you wont get to "feel" the power of this equipment, right?
Im saying this because in the home office (the place where i listen to more music) i have Logitech Z4 speakers, and im afraid that i wont get the full potential of this DAC.
In a 150/200$ budget what others may i consider?
I have a recomendation for Harman-Kardan Soundstick II, any others?

(if this questions sounded dumb, it's because they really are, sorry 'bout that)

Thanks.
post #36 of 1152
without a digital source in (USB, optical) you won't be using the DAC at all, just the amp. So, straight from a DAP, it's just an amplifier, not a DAC at all.

It's also not really meant to be connected to power speakers, it's not that powerful a device.
post #37 of 1152

questions about USB/DAC

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Originally Posted by kb1gra View Post
without a digital source in (USB, optical) you won't be using the DAC at all, just the amp. So, straight from a DAP, it's just an amplifier, not a DAC at all.

It's also not really meant to be connected to power speakers, it's not that powerful a device.
Thank you kb1gra, but i 've not make myself clear, when i mean connected to speakers, i meant trough laptop via USB, that way can work as a DAC and an amplifier, no?
post #38 of 1152
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor Teixeira View Post
Thank you kb1gra, but i 've not make myself clear, when i mean connected to speakers, i meant trough laptop via USB, that way can work as a DAC and an amplifier, no?
Yes it will be a dac and preamplifier to speakers that either have a built in amplifier or external amplifier.
post #39 of 1152

Ibasso D4

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Yes it will be a dac and preamplifier to speakers that either have a built in amplifier or external amplifier.
Thank you jamato, what about the speakers, are the Harman-Kardan soudstick ii (the ones i can afford) a good choice to pair with the Ibasso D4,
or could you recomend another ones, in the same "league"?
(in hope you understand my indecision, i really am new in the area, and im trying not make many mistakes)
post #40 of 1152
Ah, sorry, you were asking about using it with DAPs so I assumed that's what the whole post was about.
post #41 of 1152
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor Teixeira View Post
Thank you jamato, what about the speakers, are the Harman-Kardan soudstick ii (the ones i can afford) a good choice to pair with the Ibasso D4,
or could you recomend another ones, in the same "league"?
(in hope you understand my indecision, i really am new in the area, and im trying not make many mistakes)
I have not used those speakers and don't really have experience with other small speakers. I am sure there are many people that have had experience. It might be good to look on some of the other forums here that might deal better with the question.
post #42 of 1152
How many op-amp is roll-able in the D4 ? What is the default op-amps.
Specially is there a ground op-amp.

Does it contain a CS8416 digital receiver ?
post #43 of 1152
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Originally Posted by Detrex View Post
Let's see how this places against the HiFiMAN...
Not in the same league, apart from being a standalone player, the HM-801 has dual PCM1704U-K.

This D4 Mamba is obviously a direct competitor to the Original Pico with USB DAC.

I much prefer USB straight to I2S implementation even with sacrificing Coax or Optical input options. I prefer ONE high quality input vs. Two mediocre ones.

-Ed
post #44 of 1152
wonder how the amp sounds. there isn't information about the op amps inside D4.
post #45 of 1152
Thread Starter 
The opamps that come installed are: AD8066 on L/R, and LMH6655s on the buffer. The 8066 can run from 5 to 24 volts and the 6655 up to 12 volts so they can run from the USB or the 9 volt battery.
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