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Audio interface as DAC?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I am purchasing an audio interface for connecting a pair of studio monitors, guitar and keyboard. My intention is to also use this setup for music listening on my computer. Is it possible to use an audio interface such as the one below as an external DAC?

 

Focusrite 2i2

 

http://www.focusrite.com/products/audio_interfaces/scarlett_2i2/overview/

 

 

Any help is appreciated. Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

post #2 of 10

It should work just fine.  Until recently I was using a Presonus product in the same way. 


Edited by darcyb62 - 11/7/11 at 11:25am
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by darcyb62 View Post

It should work just fine.  Until recently I was a Presonus product in the same way. 


Thanks.

 

So in general all i need to do is run the installer and all sound will be routed to the USB port by default and output via the audio interface?

 

post #4 of 10

 Sounds about right :)

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by lguitar8 View Post


Thanks.

 

So in general all i need to do is run the installer and all sound will be routed to the USB port by default and output via the audio interface?

 



I would be careful with the word "default".  I'm not sure if your running Windows or Mac but on my Mac I have to set the interface to be default or select it within the application.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Cheers Darcy, i will make sure to check the settings. This is my first attempt at linking up my gears with a audio/recording interface, and hopefully everything work out fine.

 

 

Thanks to all who replied.


Edited by lguitar8 - 11/7/11 at 8:13pm
post #7 of 10

I use my Tascam interface to listen to music too. Sounds great! :) 

post #8 of 10

^^^ I use my Emu 0204 as a dac, and I like it =]

post #9 of 10

and i use my line6 ux1 as my dac as well, works better then on-board sound and from what i can tell, it worked better then my xonar dx that i have somewhere around the house.

post #10 of 10

Glad to see people using audio interfaces as DACs with good result. I'm thinking about buying the Roland Quad-Capture UA-55 myself. Thanks.

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