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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Hopefully this one doesn't do the Ottawa to Vancouver back to Ottawa route. ;)

 

Well it got to Toronto alright so fingers crossed it's an uneventful trip to Ottawa.  I'm hopefully that the "drop" to iems makes something of this size, even if not the DAC2, an option given the low power requirement.  It would also be nice to have the desk space back ;)

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And it's here.  The previous owner did me the "favour" of cleaning the unit before shipping and rubbed part of the D in DAC2 off.  No good deed goes unpunished and all that /sigh

 

Couple of notes off the bat... it's so small :P  It gets nice and warm for an opamp based DAC/Amp but unfortunately? the gain might be too high for my use case.  Even at -20dB the 846 get super loud really fast.  Now the good news is that even though it's technically stepped, the steps are like 0.125dB so it might as well be a pot.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

And it's here.  The previous owner did me the "favour" of cleaning the unit before shipping and rubbed part of the D in DAC2 off.  No good deed goes unpunished and all that /sigh

 

Couple of notes off the bat... it's so small :P  It gets nice and warm for an opamp based DAC/Amp but unfortunately? the gain might be too high for my use case.  Even at -20dB the 846 get super loud really fast.  Now the good news is that even though it's technically stepped, the steps are like 0.125dB so it might as well be a pot.

 

You can open it up and lower gain.  I believe the manual shows how, if not, they're always responsive by email and would walk you through I bet.  They do state that the default gain is high for pairing with their power amp, but could be too high for other equipment.

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Originally Posted by barid View Post
 

You can open it up and lower gain.  I believe the manual shows how, if not, they're always responsive by email and would walk you through I bet.  They do state that the default gain is high for pairing with their power amp, but could be too high for other equipment.

 

Both XLR and headphone are set to -20dB, the lowest possible.

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