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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post

This is good advice.
As far as cost, NwAvGuy's last update states that the ODAC is due to come in at under ~$100 assembled and ready to install.
EDIT: I just read through your earlier threads, I use an e9 myself and enjoy it but I'll be building (a whole batch if all goes as planned) an o2 for myself and some others shortly.

Yikes, that'll be like $250 for the amp and dac ph34r-smiley.gif Seems more logical to me if I get a dac/amp in one, like an e17 or e7+e9 combo.
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Yikes, that'll be like $250 for the amp and dac ph34r-smiley.gif Seems more logical to me if I get a dac/amp in one, like an e17 or e7+e9 combo.

Hmm... Well, the e9 is over $100 already, once you pair it with the e7 or e17, the price is competitive. You can't compare the e7 or e17 amp side of the device to the o2 as its just not fair to the fiio products. Even the e9 is a very weak contender to the o2's measurements (raw power aside - which is worse than you think for lower impedance devices and almost all devices at some point in their frequency response).

If you look up NwAvGuy's Blog, you'll find a wealth of information with hard data to back it up. Of course, I wouldn't stop there; take what you learn there and juxtapose the data against others' findings.
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If I get the O2 Amp, will the DAC be much of an improvement over my onboard DAC? Or will my onboard DAC be really holding the amp down?
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If I get the O2 Amp, will the DAC be much of an improvement over my onboard DAC? Or will my onboard DAC be really holding the amp down?

imo you should start with a sound card or DAC because it will make everything else better.
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If I get the O2 Amp, will the DAC be much of an improvement over my onboard DAC? Or will my onboard DAC be really holding the amp down?

You can take several routes:

get the E7 or E17 now and then get the L7 LOD cable and an O2 or an E9 when you can afford it (what I did)

get the E7/E9 combo now

get the O2 now and wait for the ODAC or get the E1/7 and the L7 later

Get a sound card (Xonar DX etc..) and the O2

or buy a bunch of overpriced boutique crap and look cool tongue.gif
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You can take several routes:
get the E7 or E17 now and then get the L7 LOD cable and an O2 or an E9 when you can afford it (what I did)
get the E7/E9 combo now
get the O2 now and wait for the ODAC or get the E1/7 and the L7 later
Get a sound card (Xonar DX etc..) and the O2
or buy a bunch of overpriced boutique crap and look cool tongue.gif

I'll probably just get the e17 for now and figure something out. If I get an O2 later, what does the L7 do? Sorry noob question -_-
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I'll probably just get the e17 for now and figure something out. If I get an O2 later, what does the L7 do? Sorry noob question -_-

E7 is an dac with a mediocre amp that can be used as a USB sound card. You can then hook up the E7 to an O2 amp and then to a high impedance headphones like say a DT990 250Ohm
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E7 is an dac with a mediocre amp that can be used as a USB sound card. You can then hook up the E7 to an O2 amp and then to a high impedance headphones like say a DT990 250Ohm

THIS. That sounds great. Since I can afford it now I may as well get the O2 now, them the E7 down the road. That way it'll improve the sound at my computer even more and for my phone I can use just the E7. Ill need the L7 LOD to connect the e7 to the o2, correct?
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THIS. That sounds great. Since I can afford it now I may as well get the O2 now, them the E7 down the road. That way it'll improve the sound at my computer even more and for my phone I can use just the E7. Ill need the L7 LOD to connect the e7 to the o2, correct?

If you are getting the O2 now, I would not get an E7 at all. I would simply save up for the ODAC which should had better compatibility with the O2 amp. Also an L7 is a LOD adapter that disables the amp portion of the E7 and allows you to use it with a 3rd party amp such as an O2 using a 3.5 mm line. In addition to the L7 you will also need a male to male 3.5 mm cable or 3.5 mm male to 1/4" mm male depending on the amp used.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1241726/proposed-upgrade-help

Just want to check with people here:

For my DT990 250ohms and ALAC library on my iPad:

- HRT iStreamer

- ODAC (when it releases) (for PC)

- Objective Amp (when it releases)

Does that sound good to you guys?
     
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