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Portable DAC/Amp with specific features?

post #1 of 4
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I'm looking to buy an all-in-one DAC & Amp, but need a few specific features and wondered if those more knowledgeable than myself could help me get together a shortlist.

 

Ideally, I need something with USB input for use with my laptop (although I have optical out so not a deal-breaker if not), optical digital in and line-out for use with an Airport Express (for output to a pair of AudioEngine A5 active speakers) as well as a line in from an iPhone and it needs to be a good match for my JH13 IEMs.

 

If it could take a digital signal from an iPhone, that would be a bonus, but i believe the only ones that can are the Fostex HP-P1 and the CLAS but the CLAS isn't an amp and the Fostex only has digital in from an iPod/iPhone etc.

 

The only one I've seen so far that has everything I need is the iBasso D12 which looks good, but I've read numerous reports of issues with interference from phones which may be an issue as I plan on using it with my iPhone.

 

Budget isn't really a consideration, so anything from $100-$1000 really, with minimal size being important for portability.

 

Thanks in advance

Chez


Edited by Chez - 12/3/11 at 11:02am
post #2 of 4

i haven't heard of anything that that does all that u want, but imho, i feel that the dacport is the best usb powered portable amp:)

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks, but the dacport is almost useless to me, as the main features I need are optical and line in, as i can use optical for both my laptop and airport express and line for my iphone.  USB input and iphone digital input are nice to have, but not essential.

post #4 of 4

if you don't need something with a battery than Nuforce HDP would be your choice

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