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already suffering symptoms of upgraditis.. however it will cause Mudd Butt.




hopefully it will sit nicely on your desk somewhere and not inside your case.
Not necessarily, think about how cool this could look if one were able to properly integrate it into their case design... or designed a case/theme around this?

LIKE A BOSS.

*ahem* anyways, has anyone heard about the number of organs we are going to have to sell to purchase this?
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post #32 of 84
No news at this point.
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No news at this point.
Damn.

I just bought my Pro-Ject DAC and headphone amp but I might be getting rid of them if this thing gets released for less than an arm and a leg.
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post #34 of 84
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I'm actually hoping this is geared more towards true audiophiles and not gamers.
Agreed. XLR is another reason. Seems pretty unnecessary to include it if they are marketing this to the masses...

Let the wait for good reviews begin.
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post #35 of 84
If this thing is more than $200, just get a Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1. Only $200. One of the best on the market. I'm dying to see how this competes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So can this be used with the stx or is this a stand alone sound card?
    
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post #37 of 84
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So can this be used with the stx or is this a stand alone sound card?
I'm pretty sure it's just an amp.
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Input comes from USB2/SPDIF and it offers unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs alongside the standard 1/4″ headphone jack.
You would use it in tandem with a good sound card.
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I'm pretty sure it's just an amp.

You would use it in tandem with a good sound card.
...I thought it was a DAC?
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...I thought it was a DAC?
Me too.
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I am pretty sure this is a DAC/Headphone amp combo, so you would not need a sound card. My question is: can this do native 192Khz? Most USB DACs can only do lower.
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