I was planning to write a mini user instructions cum review, but I guess Singapura beat me to it.
Before I bought it I had loads of questions regarding the installation/operational aspect of this cutie, but unfortunately found none here at jaben.net, nor elsewhere on the internet. Then I decided to just take the plunge anyway, even though I had no time to test it at Jaben, having spent the better part of my visit auditioning IEMs.
Nice pix by blip. But does it void the warranty ?
Well, some of my questions were answered above while others I managed to find answers myself. For the benefit of those who've got the same questions, here are the Qs&As:
Q : Can I connect my headphone directly to the DAC?
A : Yes, provided your headphone is of low impendance such as between 16ohm to 150ohm. Anything higher your output will be too soft and you will have to use a head amp.
Q : Since there is no volume control on the DAC, how do I control the volume?
A: Volume control will be via the PC's volume control. Yes it works, I tried it.
Q : What type of DAC chip does it use?
A : I believe it uses the Burr-Brown 2702 stereo chip, as confirmed by the PC installation. It is capable of 44.1 khz and 48 khz streams with 16-bit word length. You will probably see 44.1khz with CD playback or mp3 and 48khz with DVDs.
Well, just my 2 cts. Enjoy!