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Apr 10, 2020 at 8:50 PM Post #586 of 714

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WA11 topaz is fully balanced design so if you want to use an external DAC, it should be a balanced DAC. Hugo 2 is not a balanced design. Also, the internal DAC should sound better because the signal path from DAC to amp is very short. With an external DAC, there are cables, power supply in the path which can degrade the sound.



agreed!

Whatever he said!
And don’t listen to others telling otherwise or of weird xperiments leading nowhere, just my 2cents
 
Apr 22, 2020 at 1:36 AM Post #587 of 714

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Anyone looking to sell their WA11? Please PM me if you're looking to sell yours.
 
May 20, 2020 at 4:16 AM Post #588 of 714

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I’m looking for full balanced Mobile dac. I have sp2000. if I use it from it’s 2.5 balanced out to wa11’a 4.4 line in, do I have fully balanced setup ?
 
Jun 15, 2020 at 4:57 AM Post #589 of 714

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I’m looking for full balanced Mobile dac. I have sp2000. if I use it from it’s 2.5 balanced out to wa11’a 4.4 line in, do I have fully balanced setup ?
I used the SP1000 with WA11 with the usb-c digital out of player to usb digital in on WA11. It sounds awesome and can highly recommend. If you use WA11 you should use the digital in as the synergy of dac/amp inside topaz is more important than the dac of the player.
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Jun 17, 2020 at 9:27 AM Post #595 of 714

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High seems to be definitely the one to use with this amp but it is too sensitive with most of my cans, i guess it’s made for very hard to drive ones. The problem is low is kinda too underpowered and high too much, nothing in between
 
Jun 17, 2020 at 9:27 AM Post #596 of 714

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I am also using my PC with the WA11 DAC, set to low gain. Listening at 8 o'clock with my Focal Clear on the 4.4mm balanced output.
 
Jun 17, 2020 at 9:56 AM Post #597 of 714

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I am also using my PC with the WA11 DAC, set to low gain. Listening at 8 o'clock with my Focal Clear on the 4.4mm balanced output.

When you say low gain, this means that you have the volume out set lower on the application that is playing music on your PC? Does this degrade quality into the WA11?
 
Jun 17, 2020 at 10:14 AM Post #598 of 714

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When you say low gain, this means that you have the volume out set lower on the application that is playing music on your PC? Does this degrade quality into the WA11?

What you have said is not the definition of low gain, but low output level from the PC.
 
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What you have said is not the definition of low gain, but low output level from the PC.

Sorry, when I google 'set output gain low on macbook' it's spitting out results on volume. So I don't think I know how to ask my question correctly. How do you output low gain from your PC into the WA11 without degrading quality?
 
Jun 17, 2020 at 8:41 PM Post #600 of 714

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Sorry, when I google 'set output gain low on macbook' it's spitting out results on volume. So I don't think I know how to ask my question correctly. How do you output low gain from your PC into the WA11 without degrading quality?

There is a gain switch on the WA11 itself. It only affects the sound that's coming out from it, not what that's going in.

I suggest that you take a look at what this product is actually. It may help to answer all your questions already. :)
 

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