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Thanks.  Are the different gain settings just a change in power drain mostly?
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6 gain is recommended, but 12 gain is used for headphones that need more power due to not being loud enough.
Depends. If you run a line out on the source to the amp, it'll take a bit off the battery since it's outputting more power, but not too much.
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12 db seems like it would cause clipping if you're using the e17 as both a dac and an amp. I think it is meant for use with an ipod's line out. It's 1.25v rms for 0db, and 2.5v for 6db, and the device has a maximum output of 2.5v, so you can't really use the +12db usually.

 

Also, let's talk about the display. I've read that the dac can only specify 3 sample rates - 44.1/48khz, 88/96khz, 176khz/192khz. However the display also reports bit depth, which it has no way of knowing...why?


Edited by mindbomb - 11/15/14 at 9:22am
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