i just ordered an fa-003 clone from jaycar, and i want a decent amp+dac to go with them.
question is: will fiio e10 do the job or should i step it up to nfb-12.1 or o2+odac?
Fischer are not hard to drive, why not try it from your source first? where are you plugging them to?
hdmi out from video card to tv, rca out from tv to an old akai stereo, headphone-out from old akai stereo to headphones.
either this or: crappy on board sound card line-out to headphones.
i definitely need an amp+dac.
well... i dont think video cards do audio...hdmi yes but thats for the digital signal.... could be wrong.
get a cheap dac like a e10 and feed them to your akai stereo.
Hi. If you're good at DIY, you could build a CanAmp clone which has a good synergy with fa-003. http://www.hobbielektronika.hu/kapcsolasok/heed_audio_canamp_fejhallgatoerosito.html?pg=1
Mind you, there's a bit too much gain in it for fa-003. That's not a problem if you like to listen to your music LOUD, which I don't. You'd need to lower the volume somewhere before the canamp.. Another solution is to lower the gain of the amp itself. Formula for gain: R3 / R2 + 1 which equals to 11 with default part values.
I would not recommend this amplifier anyway, it does not look like a particularly good design.
i got my jaycar fa-003 clones a few days ago... i'm really lost in finding a nice dac+amp for them and the grado sr80...
yulong u100, fiio e17, matrix m-stage+dac, hifiman ef-2a... i have zero idea which way to go. only thing i know is i need a nice dac+amp for cheap.
is there anything like the fa-003 in the world of dac+amps? (like, really cheap for what it does and still quite good)
I have the Jaycar clones too (Digitech's), it's paired with my fiio E17 + E9 (Just got the E9).
The sound is joyous to my ears and the E9 just added another layer of 'Big' sound!
The clones are my permanant phones for my tones!