is there One? I only find DAC/Amp combos with Bluetooth… to recieve from phone not transmit…
Check out the Topping DX3 Pro. It has everything you want. Specifically, the RCA outputs can function as either a pre amp out or a line out with the push of a button. The Oppo HA-1 will also do the same thing, but it is long discontinued.
thanks - Guess I’m Dumb - what’s the difference in pre amp out and line out? variable vs fixed?
Yeah, line out is fixed and pre out is variable.
Question -if running a less expensive DAC with headphone amp, preouts can a separate Bluetooth receiver be added to it.? Like pc to DAC via usb then BT receiver on other input.?
I run a Topping MX3 with Micca MB42Xs - Buddy runs Micca PB42Xs (powered ) straight off computer - he likes how my MX3 works with BT, usb from pc etc and wants to do same but with his powered speakers but cheap as possible - don’t think he’ll spend the $ for the DX3 Pro…
A cheeky answer could be an mpow receiver to a 3.5mm to rca, then to a thx788 or anything else with an input, just add 40$ to anything that doesn’t have bluetooth. Easy solution that can look clean.
I’ve been hearing the noise floor of the MPOW 2-in-1 Tx/Rx lately, even through over-ear not-too-sensitive cans, so I’m not as impressed with it as I used to be. I’d say go for a FiiO BTR1K, which is also full-plastic (good signal strength), especially if you’re making it part of a longer chain, with additional amplification coming after it. Should get you a cleaner sound.
If money were no object the I’d also suggest the ES100 due to the eq it has. So you end up with a great portable bluetooth unit that can also feed signal in one hell of a way.
Yeah, but at that point it’s no longer just an add-on, you have to want it for multiple scenarios if you’re going to pay JDS Atom levels of money.
Absolutely, I’m all for great and versatile units now. Simple is great, but I need value now out of my audio equipment so thats my bias and slant going forward. Value for money with feature creep if possible lol.