New AMP/DAC with matching

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  1. Senorx12562

    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    You would not connect an outboard amp to any kind of in on your computer, line or otherwise. Line out maybe, which would use the computer's own dac to send an analog signal out to an outboard amp for amplification. Usually a line out from a computer is just via the headphone out with the volume turned up all the way. This will be double amplification if you are running it to an outboard amplifier, but is usually unavoidable as most computers don't have a dedicated line out. Best practice is going to be using an outboard dac and amplifier, but you'll need to get a digital signal out to the dac via either usb or s/pdf (usually optical via toslink).
     
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    Ok, thanks. I have the Fulla2 which will suffice, for now.
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    I have a friend that's considering the Monoprice Monolith m1060 and I am looking for a cheapish combo unit to power it. Looking for something under $200 with over 1W output at 50 ohms. I know Magni 3 + Modi 2 is $198, so it doesn't seem totally unreasonable to have a combo with similar specs near the same price point.

    Chi-fi recommendations and portable units are acceptable.
     
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    You might be able to pick up a silver version iFi iDSD used. I think they are going for around $200. I have the BL version, and its a good bit of kit.
     
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    The micro or nano version? Micro version seems to have enough power but the nano version looks like it only does 185mW at 50 ohms. However the micro version is also much more than $200. Can't find the silver version of either one.
     

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