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  1. DAC upgrade?

    Two Channel Audio
    I need some advice on how to proceed with a DAC streaming upgrade for my existing 2-channel audio. Current system is Harmon Pardon Signature power and pre-amps, Warfdale Reva bookshelf speakers and a refurbished Dual 1228 turntable with a Shure V15III and a Jico hyperelliptical stylus. I'd...
  2. DAC with EQ

    Headphones | Head Gear
    Hi, I'm looking for a USB DAC that has the ability to EQ the music as well. I have been using an iPhone 6s for music with the Focal Listen headphones, but hope using a DAC with a laptop might have a little better quality. My price range is around 200, any ideas? Thanks, Nick
  3. OPPO Unveils Highly Functional DAC and Network Streamer: Sonica DAC

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    OPPO Digital is back at it again, introducing yet another piece of Hi-Fi equipment aimed directly at the discerning enthusiast world. Late last week the company officially released details and images of its new Sonica DAC, which is now available for purchase on the company’s website. Sonica...
  4. In need of a Pre-Amp and a room correcting DSP

    Audio Processing
    Hello Everyone, Currently I am running a set of powered monitors along side a pair of powered subwoofers in my living room. I am currently lending my Emotiva Stealth DC-1 to take care of pre-amp duties, but I would like to have it back at my desktop. Having measured the setup, the bass needs a...
  5. Emotiva Little Ego DAC Review Discussion Thread

    Two Channel Audio
    by Wayne Myers Price Each: $169 retail, $169 street. Introduction Emotiva has entered the crowded entry-level DAC/Headphone Amp market with the Big Ego and Little Ego DAC models. The Big Ego provides multiple output possibilities and level controls. LIttle Ego is simpler, giving the user...
  6. Emotiva Little Ego DAC Review

    AV Receivers, Preamps, Processors & Amp. Reviews
    by Wayne Myers Price Each: $169 retail, $169 street. Introduction Emotiva has entered the crowded entry-level DAC/Headphone Amp market with the Big Ego and Little Ego DAC models. The Big Ego provides multiple output possibilities and level controls. LIttle Ego is simpler, giving the user...
  7. DAC installed to get analog out on my second zone

    System Setup and Connection
    Hope I'm in the right forum. My system Yamaha RXA2020 Directv 4K mini Genie Triad Bronze in room LCRs 5.1 in the main zone Zone 2 to outside speakers Got a DAC From Amazon today. Taking digital coax out from Genie to DAC. RL RCA Audio from DAC to the correct input On my Yamaha. If I switch...
  8. Home Theater Shack Fall 2015 DAC Evaluation Event

    GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    Sonnie Parker has invited a few of the boys over for a GTG at his place this weekend. We have DACs and speakers to evaluatee. The reporting and discussion thread is located HERE. Join in!
  9. Home Theater Shack Fall 2015 DAC Evaluation Event Reporting and Discussion Thread

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Home Theater Shack Fall 2015 Digital-to-Analog Converter DAC Evaluation Event Reporting and Discussion Thread :fireworks2::fireworks1: The Event The Home Theater Shack DAC Evaluation Event is under way. We will be evaluating a number of DACs ranging in price from $3,000 to $20. The...
  10. Output to USB DAC on Linux

    REW Forum
    Hello, I am using REW on a Linux machine running Xubuntu 14.04. The PC is connected to my stereo system through an USB AC2 compliant DAC. The input is an USB microphone. When I try to output some sound using either of 'Check Levels...', 'SPL Meter', 'Generator' or 'Measure' functions the sound...
  11. Audioengine D1 Premium 24-bit DAC Review Discussion Thread

    Two Channel Audio
    Audioengine D1 Premium 24-bit DAC Review Discussion Thread http://www.hometheatershack.com/gallery/file.php?n=48562 Audioengine D1 24-bit DAC: $169 by Wayne Myers Introduction Audioengine brings us the D1 Premium 24-bit DAC with Headphone Amplifier output. The company that...
  12. Oppo HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC Review Discussion Thread

    Headphones | Head Gear
    Oppo HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC Review Discussion Thread http://www.hometheatershack.com/gallery/file.php?n=48490 Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amp / DAC: $299 by Wayne Myers Introduction Introducing the Oppo HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC. Last year, Oppo entered...
  13. Oppo HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC Review

    Headphone Gear
    Oppo HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC Review [/URL] [/CENTER]
  14. Audioengine D1 Premium 24-bit DAC Review

    AV Receivers, Preamps, Processors & Amp. Reviews
    Audioengine D1 Premium 24-bit DAC Review [/URL] [/CENTER]
  15. Measuring USB DAC

    REW Forum
    Hi, I'm trying to measure my USB DAC using REW with the following config: - REW output to USB DAC via Java (tried default output & specific device) - REW input from USB ADC (M-Track Pro) via Java (tried default input & specific device) - 44.1kHz, 24 bits applied to REW, USB DAC and ADC - USB...
  16. Double DAC?

    System Setup and Connection
    How's it going fellas? Have been looking at some various USB DAC's that would connect to my laptop. Want one that's capable of connecting to my AVR and serve as a headphone amplifier. Was expecting an improvement in the sound quality from movies/music that I played from the laptop which goes to...
  17. Cambridge DAC Magic Pro & B&K Reference 50

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I am a budding audiophile. I am mostly pulling together older quality components. My source of audio and video comes from flacc files from my mac or movies from my apple TV. That signal is going into my Crambridge DAC Magic PRO and then through RCA cables to my B&K Reference 50 preAmp into the...
  18. Bypassing the DAC on an Android phone

    Two Channel Audio
    Hi all. I am looking for a way to improve the sound coming out of my smartphone when connected to my Outlaw Model 975 pre/pro. Right now I just use the 3.5mm jack to L/R inputs. It sounds ok but I'd like to try the DAC on my Outlaw and determine which sounds better, the Outlaw's DAC or the DAC...
  19. Tube vs. Solid-State

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello! My name's Cody; I work for TARA Labs. Not here to promote anything, this is just a disclaimer. In my experience, I have found that tube amplifiers and pre-amplifiers offer a more musical sound – in the sense of resembling live, accurate, un-amplified music. I receive many comments from...
  20. REW using Umik-1 and a USB DAC

    REW Forum
    I've been searching for a while, but couldn't find a definite answer. I have used REW on a Mac in my Home Studio using a Scarlett 18i20 and a (non-calibrated) Behringer ECM8000. Now I want to use REW on a Windows laptop in a more portable setup for measuring my home hifi setup in the living...
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