PC audio... i think it's time to move... - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Digital Source
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd November 2007, 04:16 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
Godzilla's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York
Cool PC audio... i think it's time to move...

This weekend i plan to move my very nice sounding Anthem CD1 cd player to the 'second' system. The main system source will be replaced with an IBM laptop. I hope the buzz i hear using AUX will be minimized using the CD tap on the preamp. Even with the buzz i prefer using the laptop because it sounds good but most of all, it's very convenient to have all my music in my lap!

Question, how do i get the most out of the laptop? I have been searching online for usb dacs but found i lose the ability to change the volume control from the laptop. Is this true for all usb dacs?

  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2007, 04:34 PM   #2
smbrown is offline smbrown  United States
diyAudio Member
smbrown's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Portland, OR
I've used the USB converter from Hagerman http://www.hagtech.com/hagusb.html
It has a headphone output on it, which I have not used, but would guess that means the VC on your PC would work. From the converter I go to a Monica DAC, which sounds fantastic. I use it with my CD player or the PC, then into a tube linestate and tube amp. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the setup.
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Audio System (for the time being...) victoriobenatti Multi-Way 3 2nd August 2008 01:15 PM
My Audio System (for the time being...) victoriobenatti Multi-Way 1 18th June 2008 12:04 AM
In-car mixer for first-time DIY audio-er DeepOmega Car Audio 8 8th June 2008 04:25 PM
Okay, time to flame the car audio nut!!! Tempe Introductions 6 12th December 2006 10:26 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:40 AM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2