Alright guys, so i've been trying do some research in this part of the forum but everything has been so over my head. Basically i realize usb DAC seems to be a lot more popular here but i already have a m-audio 192 sound card installed into my computer. I am looking to get back into some home recording so i want to keep this card for that purpose. My headphone amp selection isn't set in stone but i'm fairly certain ill be going with the Schiit Magni. Essentially my chain would be like this
M-Audio 192 > Dual 1/4" Ts to RCA cables > Schiit Magni > Headphone
I know these outputs are generally for hooking up studio monitors, so i'm just not sure if there is any conflict there. I pasted the specs for the outputs below.
|max output (balanced):||+14dBu (3.9 Vrms)|
|max output (unbalanced):||+8dBu (1.95 Vrms)|
|signal to noise ratio:||-108dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)|
|dynamic range:||109dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)|
|THD + N:||0.0023%, 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz|
|frequency response:||+/-0.1dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 48kHz|
|crosstalk:||-105dB, 1kHz, channel-to-channel|
|impedance (balanced):||300 Ohms|
|impedance (unbalanced):||150 Ohms|
If there is a problem i could buy the modi as well and hook it up through spdif...I was just trying to save the $100 for now.