Originally Posted by ChainRazer
I've been thinking of buying an amp, and I would like to know if it is possible to run this amp through RCA -> USB?
and also how does the modi/magni compared to the leckerton UHA-6S.MKII and JDS's C5?
I know I'm making a comparison of an portable amp to a desktop amp, but I would like to know how this 2 products compare.
Not sure what you mean with RCA -> USB; you'll need to hook up an analog source to the Magni through its RCA inputs, so you'll need either a DAC if using a computer or a headphone jack to RCA cable.
I did not have the M&M at the same time as the Leckerton, but I have owned both. As an amp the Magni is a good bit more powerful, and both have very low noise floors. As a DAC over USB the Modi should be a good bit better. I never had any complaint with the Leckerton's USB implementation, but others have reported that it's the weakest part of the UHA-6S.MKII. Alternately, if your computer has optical out then I'd recommend using that with the Leckerton, at which point it quite possibly will be as good or better than the Modi.
Sorry I can't go more specific, but unfortunately I didn't have them at the same time (or with the same cans).