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Post 8 of Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi. Using the FireWire interface, the Mini DAC can provide a “digital through” function, whereby digital signals from other sources can be routed directly to a computer. Personally I would love to see FW interface become the standard for consumer audio gear. Hope like heck that they are talking about everything in one box. Post 1 of

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Post 6 of There really isn’t enough space internally to accomodate both USB and Firewire card. It makes bus powered devices more reliable and stable. Post 13 of Apogee Mini-Dac product update!

Post 3 of Comprehensive level control and a high-quality headphone output allow for figewire up speakers directly to the output of the converter without requiring monitoring control via a large mixer. I guess I’ll be saving up for the firewire version instead of usb now. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.


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Post 7 of Post 12 of No, create an account now. I’ve been listening to my PC’s built-in line-out for a while and have been itching for an upgrade.

Curious as to which would give the best performance with the fewest problems? You must log in or sign up to reply here. Be the first to review this item. Originally Posted by grawk Firewire has more bandwidthand more reliable buffering.

Your username or email address: Post 11 of The Mini DAC can function as a high level complement to any quality analog-to-digital converter, for the ultimate in pristine throughput.

See any errors on this page? Post 4 of Post 8 of Post 14 of Sep 3, at 5: Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. It’s a 1, and firewire is definitely the preferable solution Yes, my password is: Share This Page Tweet. One significant advantage of Firewire is that it is usually a separate bus than the usb bus, which carries keyboard, mouse, printer, whatnot.


Essentially, this feature provides FireWire connectivity for any analog-to-digital converters that do not have this interface themselves. Figured having both options was too good to be true.

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As much as it would be nice to see Firewire option, especially since I use an iBook, I’m not really holding my breath for it. Firewire has more bandwidth, and more reliable buffering.

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