Pre amp or variable output?

barnacle bill

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Looking at a DAC on eBay, it has variable output rather than a pre, is there a difference pro/cons will it work?

I need volume control for various inputs.

 

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I have a dac with a variable output , sounds dreadful without a pre amp but I am sure there are some that sound good

 
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Pre amp or variable output?

Looking at a DAC on eBay, it has variable output rather than a pre, is there a difference pro/cons will it work?

I need volume control for various inputs.

mtv makes me want to smoke crack

Hi Barnacle Bill

are you thinking of selling on my old MSB Dac ? If so can you drop me a pm

 

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Try the Lampi - IMO I don't need an Audio Research Ref pre in the middle, can send it to the Power amp direct. Though I will verify this again next month

 

barnacle bill

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I'm looking at the Cairn Ezo, not set my heart on it would like to know the differences in variable output and pre, if there is any :?

 
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Owners of pre amplifiers such as Kondo M7 add them to their system because they add a certain sound. Yes you can use a Dac with volume control straight in to a power amplifier but whether it will be enjoyable to listen to will be a subjective matter.

 

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