Hi again everybody
What an interesting link from jackrabbitslim, which lead me to following statement from RWA:
Note that I put "line out" in quotes because you need to set the volume control to max because the volume control feeds data lines to the Wolfson dac chip - which sets attenuation from what I'm pretty sure is a 2Vrms max output voltage. This max output level is only achieved with volume set to max (setting "75").
So it makes sense that Ken at ALO and others have had success feeding the headphone output to their external headphone amplifiers - just set the volume to max and enjoy it!
So if I understand correctly, if I'd find an amp similar to the one inside the AK100, by using this "line out" option and aforementioned external amp, I could simulate an RWAK100 on a stock AK100, right? So I could hear the difference between the two, if they're combined with my UE18 Pro, right? Now I'm wondering which of the following amps comes closest to the AK100 internal amp: Nuforce Icon / Icon 2 / Icon HDP / Icon iDO / Icon uDAC2, or rather FiiO Alpen E17 / Andes E07K / Olympus E10 / Kilimanjaro / Rocky E02i / Fujiyama E06
I'm asking so specifically bcs I guess I could try all/some of these at a store.
Thanks in advance for any comments!