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post #271 of 972
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

 

The UD100 is a DAC only. Why would you stick your headphones directly into a DAC? 

Beats me.

post #272 of 972
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Why don't you grab a little fiio e5  or e6 amp instead of an attenuator?

It's a good idea, but I'd rather the amp take priority over the dac (not that dacs are not essential!). So I'll just get a better DAC for the Magni. Someone on the DC Meet interest thread offered to buy it off of me. 

post #273 of 972

So you think this is audibly better (eg blind test) better than the dac built into the S3?

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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

A UD100 heatshrink with another color:

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/70075257-post210.html

 

stock Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> UD100 >> Sennheiser IE80

 

 

post #274 of 972

hello i'm quite interested in this small DAC to test it. Anybody knows where to buy it???

 

Thanks in advance

post #275 of 972
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Originally Posted by floriangerard View Post

hello i'm quite interested in this small DAC to test it. Anybody knows where to buy it???

 

Thanks in advance


 

http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.it/

Mail to stoneracoustics@gmail.com

 

Have you read anything in this thread? ;)

post #276 of 972

anyone order one recently? i tried facebook and his email.... been a few days

post #277 of 972
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

anyone order one recently? i tried facebook and his email.... been a few days


Me too... going to get the S4 and would like something truly portable.

post #278 of 972

Does anyone know if the Hifimediy Sabre DAC works with 2.1 active speakers connecting to a macbook air?

Thanks a million

post #279 of 972

Alrighty, sorry no one has been in this thread. Let's answer some stuff.

 

 

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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

anyone order one recently? i tried facebook and his email.... been a few days

 

Did you email his Stoner Acoustics email?

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by devgru View Post
going to get the S4 and would like something truly portable.
 

That's gonna be an awesome combo :) 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by vermilions View Post

Does anyone know if the Hifimediy Sabre DAC works with 2.1 active speakers connecting to a macbook air?

Thanks a million

 

Yes it should! Just run the RCA cables to each speaker. 

post #280 of 972
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Originally Posted by sawdin View Post

FWIW, check out this thread....supposedly there are 'problems' with the design of some of the HiFimed dacs (as well as the ODAC), and fixes are discussed.  I guess whether one thinks there are problems might depend upon whether you believe all dacs/chips perform about the same, jitter is irrelevant, etc. 

 

I do not have the technical background to weigh in, nor do I want to start an "objectivist" vs "subjectivist" flame-war.....

 

http://www.diyhifi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2260&p=47240&hilit=Thorsten#p47240
 

 

Interesting.  I went back to using the DACport into my Audioengine A2 and IEM months ago, but not because the HiFiMeDIY or UD100 sucked or anything...  I like the extra clarity and depth, and analog volume control more.

post #281 of 972

I'm interested in getting a DAC for my laptop but I'm actually rather clueless. From what I've gathered, DAC will replace the onboard audio but I'm wondering is an extra amp a must? I listen to music at a really low volume and even the onboard audio (Realtek HD Audio(?) from VAIO FW) is loud enough, sometimes even too loud for me when using earphones (with 32 ohms.) I would also like to use them with active speakers (Creative T20.) People are saying that DAC --> earphones is just not the right way to go. I'm trying to get a budget upgrade so if an amp is considered a must, would the Fiio E6 suffice? Or will the Fiio E10 (serving as both DAC and amp) with similar price do a better job? Thanks!

post #282 of 972

Thing is a DAC is not designed the output the correct signal level for any speakers / headphones / in ears etc. An 'amplifier' is required not to 'amplify' or enlarge the signal, but rather to adjust the signal so the gain is correct - at a certain range of course.

 

So if you do choose to go with the UD100, I would advice you to get an amp - yes even an E6. And yes alternatively you can try source a E10 which is a DAC + amp in itself.

post #283 of 972

Exactly what mrAdrian said. And while you could plug your headphones straight into the DAC, it'll probably blow out a pair of 32 Ohm headphones. 

post #284 of 972
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Thing is a DAC is not designed the output the correct signal level for any speakers / headphones / in ears etc. An 'amplifier' is required not to 'amplify' or enlarge the signal, but rather to adjust the signal so the gain is correct - at a certain range of course.

 

So if you do choose to go with the UD100, I would advice you to get an amp - yes even an E6. And yes alternatively you can try source a E10 which is a DAC + amp in itself.

Yes this is partially correct. You might have an easily driven pair of headphones or IEMs, but you will still need an amp to attenuate the signal.

 

Speakers on the other hand usually has built in amps in them. Unless you're using passive speakers, you shouldn't add an amp between the speakers and the DAC. For passive speakers you need speaker amps.

post #285 of 972
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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post

Yes this is partially correct. You might have an easily driven pair of headphones or IEMs, but you will still need an amp to attenuate the signal.

 

Speakers on the other hand usually has built in amps in them. Unless you're using passive speakers, you shouldn't add an amp between the speakers and the DAC. For passive speakers you need speaker amps.

 

Ahh thanks for the clarification, in fact most starter speakers are active speakers (ones that comes with a volume control). Thanks!

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