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I have a pair of Grado sr320is cans, but i would like to upgrade from my fii0 E5. Fortunetly, I have an old Mcintosh c35 preamp and a Mcintosh mc7270. How would i go about hooking up either of them (preferably both) to my computer, and would it be beneficial to the overall sound.


Edited by desktopninja - 8/28/10 at 2:38pm
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actually, the c35 says that it's  a "control center". I also have an adcom GFT-1a tuner. I know these are mostly sterio equipment, but will they work well with my headphones?


Edited by desktopninja - 8/28/10 at 2:14pm
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nice gear,,  i would get the udac 2 or an hdp(same chip), but you have mcintosh gear so u might have a higher budget

 

 -i have  always been in love with the mcintoosh c46 preamp with its analog 7 band? eq:) love that one   fyi,  

 

ps audio and parasound, bel canto are good too. also check out the yulong dac100 i think, just keep in mind a heck of a lot of these high dollar dac's  donot support 24/96 capability and you will be left 16 bit,   not always bad but there can be better.

 

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1285449072&/Blue-Circle-Audio-BC

 

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1285681037&/Bel-Canto-DAC-3

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1285911949&/Ps-audio-digital-link-iii

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1286284741&/Lavry-Black-DA-10

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1286727739&/Keces-DA-151-MK2

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1286490405&/Hi-face-m2-tech-bnc

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1286495262&/Bel-Canto-USB-Link-24-96

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1287597664&/Audio-Research-DAC-7

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1287872707&/Ps-audio-perfect-wave

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1288136525&/ps-audio-digital-link-III


http://show.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/st.pl?dgtlconv&1244046884&item&Audiorevelation

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?dgtlconv&1285911943&/Cambridge-dac-magic-black-with

 

-hopefully this will give you an idea, i did not know your budget, but your bound to find good synergy with something here

bonne chance



 

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Sorry i did not list my budget, but it is rather limited. these are all from my father's old stereo system. I wasn't really asking what type of dac to get though... I was wondering if it would be possible to hook my headphones up to the amplifier, the mc7270 has no headphone jack. I am also unsure of how to hook my computer up to this system.


Edited by desktopninja - 8/29/10 at 11:37am
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Sorry i did not list my budget, but it is rather limited. these are all from my father's old stereo system. I wasn't really asking what type of dac to get though... I was wondering if it would be possible to hook my headphones up to the amplifier, the mc7270 has no headphone jack. I am also unsure of how to hook my computer up to this system.


lol, sorry i just really like some old mcintosh eq and thought u needed a dac cuz u said u wanted to hook your computer up.   so u need  a usb dac, and if u are  on a budget d highly recommend the uudac 2 to connect your laptop to your amp.

      so no head jack on amp?  then you have 2-3 options, get  a separate head amp, or a dac that also has a head amp built in (udac2 does but u may want bigger), or you can hook your phones to the rca outputs on the back of your amp.  u can get the nuforce udac 2 for 130, well worth it for the upgrade , i cannot think of any thing that would sound better for the price via usb, maybe a musiland usb dac might be of interest.

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thank you for your imput, i understand what you are saying now. Sounds great ATM. I'll only get to enjoy this headphone bliss for a while because my dad is getting his speakers fixed.

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