Apologies, this has probably been answered many times but the more I read the less clear things become.
I have a DAC which has the following specs:
Output Signal Level: XLR 3.0 Vrms @ 0dBFS each pin
Output Impedance: 75 ohm
Now I have read that it is recommended that you have a 10:1 ratio (minimum) between the Preamp and Amplifier, or possibly 20:1 is better?
So I want to connect this DAC's balanced outputs to an amplifiers balanced inputs.
The amplifier has the following specs:
Input Sensitivity: -10dBu
Input Impedance: 10k ohm
Sadly I have not yet grasped the formulas involved, but it looks to be like the ratio that this DAC and amp will have is something closer to 133:1
Is this a good or bad thing?
Alternatively, Could I just assume that the DAC would be fine to plug into any amplifier (or preamp) that has an input impedance of 750ohms - 1500 ohms (10:1, 20:1 respectively)
I think my brain needs a reboot and a new hamster...it used to work better I think?
Thanks for the assistance.
Edited by Audio Jester - 5/8/14 at 4:19am