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Is it possible/safe to connect a DAC output straight to a power amp, in this case a Yamaha M-45 with input level controls?

Just wondering.

 

thanks, Ian

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thanks for the reply PicoWattson.

Pretty much what I had been thinking but it is not my amp and was after some reinforcement before making the move.

The old beast does Class A when running under 10 watts output and I have very efficient speakers, so I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes.

 

regards, Ian

 

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The M45 will have good quality passive input volume controls, probably Alps, you will hear your dac as it sounds, with no active preamp colouration's or distortions.

 

Your Denafrips Pontus will have no problem with it's 600ohm output impedance and 2.2v output.  As your M45 only needs 1.1v into it for it's full 125wrms output before clipping 

 

Cheers George

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