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I must be hallucinating then. I just connected my DAC-02 to one of my USB3 ports (HP Pavilion HPE H8-1240t /Windows 7) (with a USB2 cable fwiw) and it is playing back fine ! :wink: 

 

My USB2 external drives all work fine on USB3 ports

 

YMMV of course !


Edited by nick_charles - 11/4/13 at 4:27pm
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That's good to hear, because I'm still looking for a dac/amp with variable line out  Here is the ebay ad that I responded to:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIRE-PHOENIX-DAC-05-OPA2604-CS3310-CS4398-192K-24BIT-USB-DAC-Headphone-Amplifier-/380468008371

 

I asked the seller  (in regard to either dac)  1) if the dac was compatible with a USB 3.0 port on a late 2012 iMac, 2) if the volume knob controls the line out volume level  and 3) the differences between the DAC-02 and DAC-05.

 

The response was that "1. the DAC are only USB 2.0 port", "2. DAC volume control is in earphone", and 3. the two DACs have different chips. I quoted a couple of passages from the reply because I thought I might be misunderstanding them.  In any case, what I took away from the reply was that the DAC won't work with my iMac's USB3 ports and the volume knob does not affect the volume of the line-out. Is that incorrect? Did you purchase from a different seller?  I'd love for this unit to work on my iMac, because it's under my budget and the reviews sound great.


Edited by ed45 - 11/4/13 at 4:44pm
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Originally Posted by ed45 View Post
 

That's good to hear, because I'm still looking for a dac/amp with variable line out  Here is the ebay ad that I responded to:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIRE-PHOENIX-DAC-05-OPA2604-CS3310-CS4398-192K-24BIT-USB-DAC-Headphone-Amplifier-/380468008371

 

I asked the seller  if 1) it was compatible with a USB 3.0 port on a late 2012 iMac, 2) if the volume knob controls the line out volume level  and 3) the differences between the DAC-02 and DAC 05.

 

The response was that "1. the DAC are only USB 2.0 port", "2. DAC volume control is in earphone", and 3. the two DACs have different chips. I quoted a couple of passages from the reply because I thought I might be misunderstanding them.  In any case, what I took away from the reply was that the DAC won''t work with my iMac's USB3 ports and the volume knob does not affect the volume of the line-out. Is that incorrect? Did you purchase from a different seller?  I'd love for this unit to work on my iMac, because it's under my budget and the reviews sound great.

 

 

I purchased mine from it.box http://www.ebay.com/usr/it.box

 

Mine is the DAC-02 so may be different. On mine the volume control DOES alter the line-out volume as well as the headphone volume !

 

They both however use the same USB receiver (CM102) according to specs

 

Of course I cannot guarantee how it would work with a mac !

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