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post #11206 of 18604
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Thanks for that! :)

Another question... whilst i'm saving up for my DAC, I have to plug the little dot amp into my sound card... this only has a 3.5mm jack output (that I can use) and this has an on-board amplifier... 
I will have to get (or make) a splitter from the 3.5mm jack to RCA's... will this be ok considering that the jack on the sound card already has an amplifier on the card?


connect to the 'green' line out on the soundcard. 

 

Here is the page form your soundcards manual. Assuming it is the one in your profile.

post #11207 of 18604
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 


connect to the 'green' line out on the soundcard. 

 

Here is the page form your soundcards manual. Assuming it is the one in your profile.


Why did I not even think about that... thank you! :)

post #11208 of 18604

My LD1+ came with a 1/8 or 3.5mm terminated end to L/R RCA jacks. Didn't yours? If yes, you plug the 1/8 or 3.5mm to the output on the sound card and the L/R into the LD1+. If not you can buy one, check Monoprice or Amazon.

As far as the 2nd question, I had ordered the AudioQuest DF, which I returned, ( I'm not sure but I think this is the same thing as a sound card), their both DACS? Anyway I believe that all DACs have amps in them, and I also was wondering the same thing, would it effect the sound of the main amp (LD) that the headphones were plugged into? I believe it is a very slight amplification coming out of the sound card/DAC, so I don't believe it would effect the amps sound, but don't quote me on this, I'm sure someone else can tell you for sure.

BTW, good question! I would like to know for sure also.

post #11209 of 18604

Looks like this soundcard in particular supports line level input to the receiver/AV system (in this case that would be the Little Dot) or powered speakers.  It should be just fine.  Just adjust the volume of the software to max (or 90% of max) and use the amps volume control for the headphones.  You may need to play with the two volumes levels to get the best sound. Once you get a DAC and hook it up, it will more than likely Max the volume of the computer automatically for you.

post #11210 of 18604
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

Looks like this soundcard in particular supports line level input to the receiver/AV system (in this case that would be the Little Dot) or powered speakers.  It should be just fine.  Just adjust the volume of the software to max (or 90% of max) and use the amps volume control for the headphones.  You may need to play with the two volumes levels to get the best sound. Once you get a DAC and hook it up, it will more than likely Max the volume of the computer automatically for you.

So is a DAC and a sound card the same thing?

I did notice the AQ DG still let me use the MBP's volume, but the Modi/Meridian maxes the volume out automatically like you just said.

post #11211 of 18604

A sound card usually has a DAC on it. But they also can have amps, DSP, digital in out, etc etc. depends on the type, level, and brand of card.  There are lots of feature rich cards and stripped down cards to choose from.

post #11212 of 18604
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

A sound card usually has a DAC on it. But they also can have amps, DSP, digital in out, etc etc. depends on the type, level, and brand of card.  There are lots of feature rich cards and stripped down cards to choose from.

Thanks for making this clear for me.

post #11213 of 18604

This might help a little:

A typical sound card has: 

a digital signal processor (DSP) that handles most computations

a digital to analog converter (DAC) for audio leaving the computer

an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for audio coming into the computer

read-only memory (ROM) or Flash memory for storing data

musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) for connecting to external music

      equipment (for many cards, the game port is also used to connect an external MIDI adapter)

jacks for connecting speakers and microphones, as well as line in and line out

on older ones a game port for connecting a joystick or gamepad

 

WAAAY back in the day I had a friend that wrote some of the first sound blaster drivers, I was his guinea pig to test them out on my PC that we built for me to use in College.


Edited by bearFNF - 12/24/13 at 6:34pm
post #11214 of 18604
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

This might help a little:

A typical sound card has: 

a digital signal processor (DSP) that handles most computations

a digital to analog converter (DAC) for audio leaving the computer

an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for audio coming into the computer

read-only memory (ROM) or Flash memory for storing data

musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) for connecting to external music

      equipment (for many cards, the game port is also used to connect an external MIDI adapter)

jacks for connecting speakers and microphones, as well as line in and line out

on older ones a game port for connecting a joystick or gamepad

 

WAAAY back in the day I had a friend that wrote some of the first sound blaster drivers, I was his guinea pig to test them out on my PC that we built for me to use in College.

Thanks for the detailed illustration and explanation on how this works.

post #11215 of 18604
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

My LD1+ came with a 1/8 or 3.5mm terminated end to L/R RCA jacks. Didn't yours? 

 

Didn't get it in time for christmas so i'm not sure yet :(
Although it's now in the country as of this fine christmas morning :) so hopefully it will be here in the next couple of days and I can try it out!

Also, I was going to make some custom cable for custom length, as well as wanting to keep myself busy whilst i'm off uni :)

 

 

EDIT: MERRY CHRISTMAS :gs1000smile:

post #11216 of 18604

Not to rub it in your face but dang it's nice to have a proper amp again...boy this LD1+ makes the Bushmills SIIIIINGGGGG!!!!!

 

Thanks joseph69 for the hookup on the amp!

post #11217 of 18604
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

 

Didn't get it in time for christmas so i'm not sure yet :(
Although it's now in the country as of this fine christmas morning :) so hopefully it will be here in the next couple of days and I can try it out!

Also, I was going to make some custom cable for custom length, as well as wanting to keep myself busy whilst i'm off uni :)

 

 

EDIT: MERRY CHRISTMAS :gs1000smile:

Your LD1+ will come with the cable you need to plug into your sound card.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post
 

Not to rub it in your face but dang it's nice to have a proper amp again...boy this LD1+ makes the Bushmills SIIIIINGGGGG!!!!!

 

Thanks joseph69 for the hookup on the amp!

Your welcome, enjoy it.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

post #11218 of 18604
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post
 

Not to rub it in your face but dang it's nice to have a proper amp again...boy this LD1+ makes the Bushmills SIIIIINGGGGG!!!!!

 

Thanks joseph69 for the hookup on the amp!

It's ok... going to buy the Little Dot DAC I very soon anyway ;)
Anyone had any experience with this?

post #11219 of 18604
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post

Well I got my 325is's today and there's no good news... the right side driver doesn't work, and the rod keeps twisting out of the gimbal.  There's very little silver lettering left, and one of the plastic rings is very lopsided frown.gif

Gimbal twisting out? Welcome to the club. Happened to my 225is, 325is and rs2is multiple times. Finally had the shop glue them in. The build quality is soooo bad. But the sound is worth it.
post #11220 of 18604

So the LD1+ I got from jay was put up so it could be gifted for Xmas. Let's just say that I've had my 225s one my head for about an hour all ready and haven't even checked out the flatscreen we got for dad. 

 

The OPA2107 and Telefunkens ain't no joke!

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