He guys, I've been following around n looking for a good budget amp/dac combo. The Schiit MM stack seemed great for the money, but had a gain of 5x (phones are 106 and 108dB). Because of that, I've been searching for another alternative, and the objective combo seems to be it.
At the moment, I'm really confused. Has the ODAC been released? JDS Labs has an ODAC, but NwAvGuy said that the ODAC is not supposed to have any outputs. Could the current JDS be the older/portable version?
As for the release of the ODA, I'm guessing it will be sometime next year. Oh, does a 1/4 jack adapter put any stress on the 1/8 jack adapter? I've also heard you're supposed to power down/turn off devices before connecting cables, however there seems to be the issue of blow outs.
An answer would be appreciated!