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TOPIC: Use DDRC-88A as preamp?

Use DDRC-88A as preamp? 1 year 10 months ago #17475

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Hi,
can I use the DDRC-88A as a preamp?
In case of "yes", how does the volume control work in DDRC-88A? digital or analog after D/A conversion?
Thanks.
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Use DDRC-88A as preamp? 1 year 10 months ago #17477

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The volume control is digital. I think it's the last processing before D/A conversion but devteam would have to confirm.

Use as preamp - depends on what you mean. You can connect the outputs directly to power amps, however there is only one set of inputs (analog) so there's no source switching or anything like that.

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Use DDRC-88A as preamp? 1 year 10 months ago #17482

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Thank you John, your anser is exactly what i want to ask for.
You're right, my question was not precise enough. I mean "can i use the ddrc-88a to control the volume of my system?“
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Use DDRC-88A as preamp? 1 year 10 months ago #17494

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John's answer is right on, the digital volume is indeed digital (56bit) and you can indeed use the DDRC-88A to control the volume of your overall system. Nothing preventing you from doing so! :-)

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Use DDRC-88A as preamp? 1 year 10 months ago #17495

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Thank you devteam,
i have two questions more to ask u.
is there anyway to upgrade an existing minidsp 10x10 hd to a dirac capable version?
can you tell me about the output impedance of analogue output channel of DDRC-88A?

Thanks again.
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