or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories (DBT-Free Forum) › Connecting DAC/AMP to active monitors
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Connecting DAC/AMP to active monitors

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

Hello!

 

I want to connect my Audio GD Compass DAC/AMP to my Adam F7 studio monitors. There are two options here:

 

XLR male to Cinch male

 

OR

 

Cinch male to Cinch male

 

The cables should be about 4m long. What should I choose?

 

By the way: I have connectors labelled "preamp" and "DAC out". What is the difference?

post #2 of 3

The XLR input on your F7s are meant to connect a professional level balanced signal. You do not have one of those.

 

Since both ends of a balanced connection need to be balanced for it to work as a balanced connection there is no point using anything other than the unbalanced consumer level phono sockets.

 

 

post #3 of 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisr34000 View Post

 

By the way: I have connectors labelled "preamp" and "DAC out". What is the difference?

 

DAC output is the signal that goes from the DAC, to the analog output stage, then finally to the output sockets. Preamp output passes through the potentiometer (volume control) at some point, so you can control the volume using the DAC's knob.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories (DBT-Free Forum) › Connecting DAC/AMP to active monitors