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[London Drugs] Audioengine D1 24-Bit DAC - $79.99 - Regular $189 From Amazon - In Store Pick up Only YMMV

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[London Drugs] Audioengine D1 24-Bit DAC - $79.99 - Regular $189 From Amazon - In Store Pick up Only YMMV

$110 off. Needs to pick up from store that has stock.
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Pretty hot. Wish there's a LondonDrug near me
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Looks like 3 in stock chainwide, 1 at each of these stores:

Lansdowne Village
450 Lansdowne Street
Kamloops, British Columbia

Olympic Village
1622 Salt Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Heritage Plaza
8330 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta
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Been at this price for a while.
I was hoping it would stay a secret until I managed to go out west to pick one up in store lol.
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Kwirky wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 2:38 pm
Looks like 3 in stock chainwide, 1 at each of these stores:

Lansdowne Village
450 Lansdowne Street
Kamloops, British Columbia

Olympic Village
1622 Salt Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Heritage Plaza
8330 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta
Dang not available at any of the BC ones anymore. Just picked up a pair of the DT990 250ohm and was considering this amp :(
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This is a USB powered DAC, which is something you want to avoid since the point of an external DAC is to reduce noise. You want to avoid this. If you want a DAC/AMP combo on the cheap, get a Schiit Fulla which can be powered by a USB charger separately. If this is the right price for you, make sure to put a powered USB hub in front of it, which should mostly mitigate that problem.
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All gone it looks like. None showing at Heritage Plaza anymore either.
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Was in stock for 3 months at this price and now OOS in less than an hour on RFD. Sometimes I forget just how many people use this site.
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Keny wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 4:51 pm
Six months ago, I bought an external usb sound card (DAC) to solve my PC audio noise issue. Cost me less than $10.

It looks like something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32977618845.html
To reduce ground loop noise, to my (limited) knowledge, there are noise filters and ground loop isolators.

If this just plugs into your computer, how does it reduce the noise that's already going into a USB audio device like the one OP posted? That item just looks like a very low-quality DAC to me.
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prodacc wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 5:35 pm
To reduce ground loop noise, to my (limited) knowledge, there are noise filters and ground loop isolators.

If this just plugs into your computer, how does it reduce the noise that's already going into a USB audio device like the one OP posted? That item just looks like a very low-quality DAC to me.
There are all kinds of noise on older/low end PC on-board audio other than ground loop noise. Of mine, I got the noise from moving my mouse. The noise came from other circuitry interfering the on-board DAC; thus, the external DAC getting the digital signal from the USB helps to bypass the interference.

Search the chip PCM2704 and you can find a lot of DACs have one in there. Indeed, digital-to-analog is not something high tech anyways.
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Decent little DAC/AMP, been using mine since 2014 (was $130 at CC) and I've been happy with it. It's quite compact and the build quality feels excellent, I only have low impedance cans (M50, HD598, D7200) and it just does the job.
ForbiddenX wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 2:56 pm
Dang not available at any of the BC ones anymore. Just picked up a pair of the DT990 250ohm and was considering this amp :(
Some people claim it doesn't have enough power to drive high impedance cans, but I can't say from experience.
ExplodingFist wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 3:07 pm
This is a USB powered DAC, which is something you want to avoid since the point of an external DAC is to reduce noise. You want to avoid this. If you want a DAC/AMP combo on the cheap, get a Schiit Fulla which can be powered by a USB charger separately. If this is the right price for you, make sure to put a powered USB hub in front of it, which should mostly mitigate that problem.
I had this random screech/hiss come through at max volume when hooked up to one of my desktops. Plugged it into a powered USB hub and it solved the issue. Have not had it happen on any other computer.
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