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post #436 of 599

can i use pha 1 as pc usb dac? is it good enough compared to dacport lx? and is it worthed if i traded my dacport lx to pha 1?

(just comparing the pc usb dac sound)


Edited by jacknight - 10/17/13 at 2:57pm
post #437 of 599
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Originally Posted by jacknight View Post
 

can i use pha 1 as pc usb dac? is it good enough compared to dacport lx? and is it worthed if i traded my dacport lx to pha 1?

(just comparing the pc usb dac sound)

Yes, and although I am not sure about the DACport, the PHA-1 is a good alternative to the AudioQuest DragonFly.

post #438 of 599
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Originally Posted by TonyVier View Post

Hi,

In this thread, a few pages ago, someone asked if tbe PHA -1 worked with a rockboxed iPod classic, but i did not see the answer.. Does it?

Second, how nany mA is the battery of the PHA -1? Saw somewhere that someone modded it with a 2000mA battery...

Thanks..

rockboxed ipod classic does not work with solo-db/r, pha-1 or other iDACs. I tried it won't work. Maybe developers will add this feature in the future.

post #439 of 599

hey. Does anyone know if the PHA-1 can act as just a DAC and have a line out to another amp?

post #440 of 599

Yes it is a PC/MAC DAC but no line out.

post #441 of 599
So thrres no way to bypass the amp
post #442 of 599

Nope, for that you need the PHA-2.  However, it has an analog line out so you can't completely bypass the amp either.


Edited by DrSheep - 10/31/13 at 10:47am
post #443 of 599
Yaa... Thats what it seemed like... Wish it ha that feature.

Thanks
post #444 of 599
does anyone here know if the PHA-1 ever got any FW updates? I would email Nao, but it's kinda a small question to bug him about. Thanks for the help guys.
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post #445 of 599

Not that I know of.

post #446 of 599
Has anyone else used the pha-1 with low impedance iems, other than the Westone 4r which others have said in this thread sounds great - I think the 4r is 16 ohm. I am keen to pick one up as they are very cheap at the moment, and I would like a dac/amp that will work with iphone 5. Most of the competing products also have an impedance of 10ohm and are more expensive - except for the m8 (as low as 1ohm), but I cannot stretch the $ that far. I want to use the pha-1 with my ie80's (16ohm) and UM Merlins (12 ohm). I am far from a hifi expert so not sure of the degree of actual risk in buying this product to run these iem's. I am OK with taking a small risk here but if matching the hpa-1 with the ie80 and Merlin is definately going to result in a poor outcome please let me know.

thanks!
post #447 of 599
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Originally Posted by nogi replicant View Post

Has anyone else used the pha-1 with low impedance iems, other than the Westone 4r which others have said in this thread sounds great - I think the 4r is 16 ohm. I am keen to pick one up as they are very cheap at the moment, and I would like a dac/amp that will work with iphone 5. Most of the competing products also have an impedance of 10ohm and are more expensive - except for the m8 (as low as 1ohm), but I cannot stretch the $ that far. I want to use the pha-1 with my ie80's (16ohm) and UM Merlins (12 ohm). I am far from a hifi expert so not sure of the degree of actual risk in buying this product to run these iem's. I am OK with taking a small risk here but if matching the hpa-1 with the ie80 and Merlin is definately going to result in a poor outcome please let me know.

thanks!

That's what I am thinking too, but I think you should get the PHA-1 regardless.

post #448 of 599
I pulled the trigger. Let's see how this plays out.
post #449 of 599
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Originally Posted by nogi replicant View Post

I pulled the trigger. Let's see how this plays out.

Please let us know how it works out for you.

post #450 of 599

after having these for about a month... i feel like the sound out of an ipod is actually better than straight from a computer. Is that just me?

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