After reading all of the good review, I would like to get one. Can anybody give me the info where I can order the DX90 from the US ?
Perfect!! As long as LO works with usb function I'm golden! I'm looking to replace my desktop DACs and curious how it would stack up again the top DACs out there. I'm a firm believe in DAC sound quality.
Now, if we can get a 64 bit driver, not 32...
I'm trying to find out when the DX90 is in USB DAC mode, can the line-out be used. Not line-out from when the player is playing it media in it's storage, but from the computer's media connected via usb. Will the LO function in that mode. If it does, I'm golden.
I'm no expert on electronics components, but I think I recall someone mentioning (many months ago, somewhere on Head-fi) that digital volume control is a function of the ES9018 DAC chip itself.
Good news for people with actual amps and not integrated amps which is what most headphone amps are. Also means the volume is likely done in the dac. Also means the LO is likely run off the voltage gain stage into output resistors, typically ~100ohm like a desktop dac. No different than my PWD2 with it's volume controlled line out.
This means it's no different than software volume control on the computer to control your usb DAC. I would think it uses an IC to control volume in Analog like the dragonfly.