dereko

usb dac

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Hi all

I have a stereo amp connected to a Win 10 PC and wish to improve HiFi quality. Can I use an amplified USB DAC an connect to the two RCA outputs ? If so any recommendations? Or is there a DAC without a built in amp as I do not need it.

 

 

Thanks Derek

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Most USB DACs do not have powered or amplified outputs - they are DACs only, although sometimes with headphone amps.

 

Importantly... what is your price range? USB DACs range from $50 to several thousands of dollars.

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thanks pete

Imlooking between $100 to $200

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thank you ill check them out

 

Derek

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Both the Dragonfly and Hifimediy DACs don't have typical RCA outputs - you'd need to run a 3.5mm to 2 x RCA cable to your amp. No biggy!

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Yeah I think even I can manage that 

 

Thanks Derek

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Thanks blakey72

 

I had a look at the link and the Schiit does look very good.

I now know what to look for as I was looking at gamer cards etc before I joined this forum

 

Regards Derek

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My first DAC was a Topping D2, cheap and had all the connections that I needed. 16bit @ 48khz on USB.

d2-01.jpg

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Thanks TEZZA

I will check this one out too.

By the way,how did it perform?

Derek

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