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Portable Player _Only_

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Robert Bruner, Dec 20, 2018.
  1. Robert Bruner
    I'm wondering if anything in the way of a portable hi-res, multiple codec, player only exist, such as is the case with the CD transport I once owned and fed directly into my DAC The better hi-res DAPs all seem to include an amplifier and DAC. This seems wasteful if I'm going to upgrade those with separate components anyway. Does such a device exist. Thank you.
  2. Amberlamps
    An old phone with a lightning to usb cck kit or a usb otg cable.

    An old phone can do what you want, find a player you like that acts as a renderer, connect one of rhe above cables to your new dac and amp and off you go.

    Alot of folk use old phones for such a setup.
  3. artpiggo
    Then just buy some typical phone and then you can use usb cable to your DAC.
  4. milesjunkie
    Sure but with the proviso that the OS needs to support USB audio
  5. gr8soundz
    I was recently looking at this player for transport only:

    Has no amp and seems to support USB audio output.
  6. milesjunkie
    Funny I read a Headfonia review on that yesterday. I think it is exactly what the OP is asking for.

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