- Aug 1, 2008
I had the luck that my brother gave me his P20 for free - and I can honestly say that i like the sound the amplifier produces very much, though I have to admit that my experience with amps is very limited.
Because I would like to try the P20 in balanced mode I am looking for a "cheap" DAC. After a little search I found the iBasso DC01. According to iBasso it is a "Hi-Res Balanced DAC" - so the dongle should do the job???
Sorry for my - maybe stupide - questione, but I am a totally noob .
Just get a Raspberry Pi 3 and a Hifiberry DAC+ XLR. Cheapest balanced source/DAC you're going to find. And now you have a dedicated headless media computer/streamer and something that can play your local library of FLAC or whatever else. https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/boards/hifiberry-dac-pro-xlr/
Or just "fake it" and buy a 3.5mm to dual 3 pin XLR cable and run the output balanced.