Review: CEntrance DACport Slim DAC/Amp Combo

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by moedawg140, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. peter123

    I'm sorry, I didn't realize that your phone had USB C. It's my understanding that USB C is always able to output audio. Please try to double check this first though sine I'm not 100% sure.
     
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  2. intance
    Can I ask you for service manual? Windows can not find my Centrance Slim.
    The device is warm when i plug it to PC, i can still hear the sound from speakers like "push" when i try to connect to PC but the driver says that there is no device in system.
     
  3. Letmebefrank
    You have to go on the centrance website and request a driver, they will email you a link to download it.
     
  4. cardeli22
  5. U-3C
    Don't know if this has been posted before.

    Fairly comprehensive breakdown of how the device works:

    https://summivox.wordpress.com/2016...rance-dacport-slim-usb-dac-and-headphone-amp/

    Pretty much sums up everything I like and dislike about this device.

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    Never really could recommend the DACport to anyone for many reasons, but there are plenty of really good alternatives coming out that have very throughout reviews so people can judge for themselves if it is for them, such as this one:

    http://archimago.blogspot.ca/2017/05/measurements-smsl-idea-usb-dac.html
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2017
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  6. SomeTechNoob
    Cool, I saw the SMSL writeup but didnt know about the dacport one.

    Not like it affects me much anymore since I went full schiit.
     
  7. mib91
    Does anyone has any clue about the power output (mW) Dacport Slim can serve at ~32ohm??
     
  8. SomeTechNoob
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  10. peter123
    Well, no matter what any NwAwguy fanboy comes to in his/her pre determined "breakdown" I'm still loving this device. Listening to the HD800S from it right now and it sounds absolutely fantastic. I still can't fault this sub $100 device when used with full size cans. Great sound, great power, small footprint and physical volume control. Although I've got loads of much more expensive equipment this little gem never disappoint me.....
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
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  11. rikk009
    I am pairing it Matrix HPA amp to get better lower end, the combination makes it even better.
     
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  12. OneL0ve
    Stupid question. Should this work with a Onkyo DP-X1A? I don't get the "Allow X app to access this USB device" popup and the DACport slim just makes a tapping noise. :rage: :sleeping:
    It works great with my Samsung phone.:alien:
     
  13. Jimster480
    Wondering what DAC chip this has in it?
     
  14. OneL0ve
    The CEntrance has AK4490 in it.

    Anyway, I solved my issue. I needed an OTG Y cable for it to work with the DPX1A and external power.
     
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  15. SomeTechNoob
    Told ya.
     

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