1. OnlySoMany

    Let's Talk Preamps!

    I checked for a thread on this but didn't see one. If so, please let me know where. I wanted to cover a few basic topics and get member's feedback. 1. Do you use a preamp in your system chain? If not, why? 2. If so, did you see a noticeable improvement? Also, what preamp do you use? 3...
  2. theguynextdoor

    Dac, headphone amp, passive preamp, headphone & studio monitor recommendation

    Hey guys This is my first thread on this amazing forum I listen to prog rock 60s 70s 80s metal classical jazz fusion ost. My archive consist of vinyl rips dsd 5.6 mhz flac 24 bit /96 khz flac 24 bit /192 khz, sacd & 24 bit/ 48 khz mqa hi-res music I enjoy neutral sound with high detail &...
  3. MoonAudio

    EarMen CH-amp Desktop Balanced Headphone Amp/Preamp - Now Available and in Stock

    CH-amp Desktop Balanced Headphone Amp/Preamp EarMen $1,480.00 Earmen, a step further... After the successful launch of small portable devices at the market, EarMen has taken it a step further and prepared specially designed line of devices for you, that will give you real and unique pleasure in...
  4. xDuoo TA-22 balanced hybrid tube DAC/Amp/Preamp

    xDuoo TA-22 balanced hybrid tube DAC/Amp/Preamp

    In brief, the TA-22 sports RCA analog and XLR analog inputs, plus DAC inputs for USB (B receptacle), coaxial, optical and major Bluetooth codecs including LDAC. The TA-22 uses these to feed its back-side preamp RCA out (controlled by volume knob), another RCA line-out (volume unaffected), and...
  5. lostrockets

    increase power from dongle dac

    i've got a l&p 131 dongle dac which im enjoying very much- feeding it to both my elekit and antarex tube amps. i recently got another stax amp 007t and can take the volume all the way to 6 o clock (MAX). ive realized its because the input is not line level and the output is not what it could...
  6. Zoom F6 32-Bit Float Point Recorder

    Zoom F6 32-Bit Float Point Recorder

    CAPTURE THE CALM AND THE STORM The Zoom F6 is the first professional field recorder to feature both 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters, providing an unprecedented amount of dynamic range. With 6 inputs, Zoom’s solid time code, multiple power options and wireless control, the F6 is...
  7. Loxjie D30

    Loxjie D30

    DAC chip: AK4493 Format support: PCM up to 32 bit / 768 kHz, DSD up to DSD512 Inputs: USB, Optical, Coaxial Bluetooth: Apt-X DNR: 121 dB Line out: RCA up to 3 V Headphone out: 6.35 mm Power supply: 110/220 V AC
  8. Schiit Audio Vali 2+

    Schiit Audio Vali 2+

    Want to play in the tube pool without going full boat crazy? Well, have we got an amp for you! Welcome to Vali 2+, the most affordable and versatile tube hybrid amp on the planet. Tube Your Entire Desktop Vali 2+ delivers plenty of power for hard-to-drive headphones—and also provides the low...
  9. E

    AUDIO INTERFACE | Microphone + Headphone

    Hello, I'm pretty new to hi-fi and audio but I was wondering what good audio interface would be good for under 100$usd. I have currently an At2020 Microphone + HyperX Cloud Core Headphone. If you guys have recommandation that would be appreciated, if not I was thinking about buying one of...
  10. Z

    Looking for a smooth BASSY arse amp and dac

    Hey as the title says I am looking for a headamp that can function as a preamp to studio monitors. In a best case scenario it would have an output toggle switch or at least logic . What I need is a super powerful bass response with some great macro dynamics and speed. All while being liquid...
  11. Sestoman

    Preamp noise/gear recommendations + my current vinyl setup

    Hi everyone, My current setup is: Headphones: HD6XX Amp: La Figaro 339 Turntable: UTurn Orbit premium w/acrylic platter and Ortofon OM-5E cartridge Preamp: Built into turntable I recently noticed some noise in the system and I think I’ve isolated it to the built-in preamp. I first thought...
  12. MoonAudio

    Coming Soon: Bryston BR-20 Preamplifier

    Bryston BR-20 Preamplifier $5,995 Learn More The Bryston BR-20 merges a newly designed, best-ever fully-balanced analog preamp architecture with the award-winning digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) and built-in streaming borrowed from the well-regarded BDP series. The BR-20 is the...
  13. kid vic

    RCA switcher question

    I have two vintage integrated amps and I want to run my step up transformer into both via a switcher. I am wondering if a PCB based switcher like the Schiit SYS will either lower the volume or degrade the sound compared to a point-to-point switcher. I tried this with a really cheap radioshack...
  14. jackgotjacked

    preamp + headphone amp would it work?

    Hi, I just bough a used Bravo Audio Ocean which is currently using a Sylvania 12AU7A. It is connected to a Behringer UMC202 and it powers a Sony MDR-7506. I'm planning an upgrade for both interface and amp. Likely a Topping DAC and the Little Dot MKII. The question is: I would like to keep...
  15. Young MkIII DAC/preamplifier

    Young MkIII DAC/preamplifier

    Download the Android app to control the Young MkIII from The Young MkIII gives you total control of the music flowing from your sources to the amplifier and then to the speakers. With a wealth of input channels and extensive control options, you have always full command on your audio system...
  16. Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/PREAMP

    Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/PREAMP

    Pre Box S2 Digital marks a new era for our S-series components. For the very first time we are using a dual mono configuration with the highest class D/A converters of ESS Sabre. Their flagship DAC-chip ensures highest class audio in a small and affordable package. This DAC is capable of high...
  17. qappVI

    DT770 Pro 250 Ohms; looking for a preamp

    Hey, I have a few questions but first the situation I'm in. So I wanna buy the DT770 Pro 250 Ohms and I don't know which Preamp I should get for them. It should be relative portable so I can get it to my friend's and I want to produce music so it would be good if I can hear quiet samples too...
  18. FX-Audio TUBE-06

    FX-Audio TUBE-06

    TUBE-06 is a tube DAC/preamp combo that sells for $90. Features: - Digital Inputs: USB - Analog inputs: RCA, 3.5mm line in - Analog output: RCA with variable level, up to 5.4 V - Volime and tone controls - Tube model: 6N3 (Tubes are changeable) - DAC chip: CM6533
  19. Palartemis

    Best volume settings in the chain for best results.

    As a Noob to headphones , tube amps, DACs etc I was looking for advice as to ow to set up my audio chain with regards to volume settings. Which elements in the chain should be set to high volumes to get the best results. My equipment will be :- Windows 10 Laptop using Musicbee which will...
  20. TommyFro

    Looking for a Black Schiit Saga

    As the title says, I'm looking for a Black Schiit Saga. If you have one let me know!
  21. cleg

    Flux Lab Acoustics Atlas — TOTL all-in-one DAC/headphones amp/player

    I have an honor to introduce new Flux Lab creation to Head-Fi audience. It's Atlas — DAC, headphones amplifier, preamplifier and player. Official site: Flux Atlas is the outcome of 10 years of experience designing High-End audio equipment and...
  22. MRC001

    Corda Soul (deleted)

    Deleted; please refer to the original listing.
  23. Meier-Audio Corda Soul

    Meier-Audio Corda Soul

    Introduction TL;DR: the Meier Audio Corda Soul is a SOTA, TOTL DAC, headphone amp and line stage preamp having transparent and true to the source sound quality. This device has several unique engineering features and DSP capabilities. You can read more about it on the Meier Audio Soul Page. I...
  24. Dilvpoetry FX TUBE-03 6J1

    Dilvpoetry FX TUBE-03 6J1

  25. D

    DAC vs Audio Interfaces/Preamps vs External Sound Cards

    I want better sound quality than what my laptop audio out port provides. My primary purpose is listening to music and watching movies. My budget is $200 and on amazon I find 3 different types of products 1) DAC - 2) Audio...