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Jul 26, 2012 at 1:47 AM Post #49 of 154
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He's gonna hook up the amp to a good dac. Though he may as well start with like the ODAC, and a strong amp.

ODAC + C-2.2?
 
Jul 26, 2012 at 1:55 AM Post #52 of 154

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suggest him to buy an O2 amp + Odac from jdslabs for 285, tell him it is worth 500, and keep the extra 115 =)
 
Jul 26, 2012 at 2:01 AM Post #54 of 154
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http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=39

ODAC (USB, so it's for PCs/laptops). It acts as an external soundcard.

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/C-2new/C2.2EN.htm

C-2.2. The amp.

So depending on where he listens to music (needs USB input for the ODAC), you hook up the ODAC to your source, then a cable from the ODAC to the C-2.2.

That should be quite a good combo for all needs.

Of course he can save money by getting an amp/dac all in one, like the NFB-5.2

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB5/NFB5EN.htm

I have the NFB5, and I absolutely love it. It has a lot of power. 1.8 watts at 50ohm (the LCD-2 is 50 ohm).

With the NFB-5.2, it has a USB input, optical input, and coaxial input, so you're covered for the digital inputs. Just hook it up, and you're good to go.
 
Jul 26, 2012 at 2:07 AM Post #56 of 154
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The NFB-5.2 is a sole amp/dac. It's all you need.

In any case, amps alone don't take in digital inputs, that's what a dac is for...

DAC = Digital to Analog Converter.
 
Jul 26, 2012 at 2:08 AM Post #57 of 154

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This generation really needs to take more maths classes.
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suggest him to buy an O2 amp + Odac from jdslabs for 285, tell him it is worth 500, and keep the extra 115 =)

 
Jul 26, 2012 at 2:20 AM Post #60 of 154

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