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DAC as a preamp?
@unsound ... I made my decision to buy a separate preamp, based solely on user reviews which concurred the D90 sounds better when used as a DAC only, bypassing the volume controls. 
DAC as a preamp?
Just wanted to thank all the people who have helped so much. I just purchased a topping pre90. We'll see how it works out. 
DAC as a preamp?
What is really neat about this solution, is that it is the exact same size and look as the topping D90 I just received in the mail yesterday. They even make a two shelf rack that would fit these perfectly. 
DAC as a preamp?
I’m going to sell my Focal Flax speakers I haven’t used in years, and buy something I’ll use now. I think I’ll get the Pre90, and justify it with the knowledge some of it was paid with the sale. What makes this funny is, I just found them in the b... 
DAC as a preamp?
I'm looking at the topping pre90 preamp. It has a 40K output impedance. Is this going to be an issue with my 8K impedance amplifiers? If so, what output impedance am I trying to find with a preamp? Thank you 
DAC as a preamp?
@antigrunge2 .... really? You can't just say that without leaving your top recommendation for what you're telling me is the best solution. 
DAC as a preamp?
That would be awesome if this were so. I'll give it a try and we'll see what happens! Thank you very much 
DAC as a preamp?
@unsound .... 1 watt one meter. Those are nominal impedance numbers. BUT, none of my speakers dip much lower than 3.7 ohms. I KNOW they can be driven by a single watt. THIS IS WHAT SOME ARE MISSING ... The lower powered boards cost $600+, and were... 
DAC as a preamp?
I could always control the volume on my keyboard. BUT, when I was doing this about 10 years ago. Once every couple of weeks, I would get an immediate full volume blast of noise, until I could turn it down real fast. Now I'm using 1000 watts per sp... 
DAC as a preamp?
I have already purchased the D90. I guess I can send it back and by an R2R instead. Or I can buy a balanced headphone amplifier with remote control, if one can be had for 400. That would also be the same price. Just add that to my D90. 
DAC as a preamp?
@unsound .... I have four pairs. 80db at 4 ohms, 85 db at 8 ohms, 95db at 6 ohms, and 93db at 4 ohms. 
DAC as a preamp?
ALL I want is remote control volume control that won't degrade my sound quality. That is it. Computer to DAC to attenuator of some kind to the amps, right?And only curiosity makes me ask ... with Nelson Pass a legend, why wouldn't the kit at $150 ... 
DAC as a preamp?
It's been pointed out this is a very technical forum. I am new to this part, having never owned a setup like this before. I believe I understand the most basic parts. My amps need 4v to achieve full volume. The DAC outputs 4v . Used as a straight ... 
DAC as a preamp?
@unsound. I'm only doubtful because the DAC outputs 4 volts. Which is what the amps need to achieve full volume. BUT I would probably be using the first half of the DACs volume, instead of the last 30% of 100%. From 70 to 100% being quiet to thund... 
DAC as a preamp?
As the OP, I pray my D90s volune control is in the perfect place for proper gain, but I doubt it. I do NOT want to bit strip after paying $750 for the DAC.Why use a Schiit buffer for $49, when a Pass clone is $150? Or a Marantz 7 clone for $400?Wh...