Using Xonar DX DAC and an external headphone amp?


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    Using Xonar DX DAC and an external headphone amp?


    I'm trying to use my Xonar DX sound card just as a DAC with my external headphone amp. My headphone amp (Cavalli Liquid Carbon) doesn't have TOSLINK input, only RCA, 3.5mm and XLR. There is a 3.5mm to RCA cable, and I've plugged that into the line out jack but I'm not hearing anything I had to plug the 3.5mm into the 'front' headphone jack.

    I was having problems getting the card to work again. It didn't seem to power up, but re-seating the power cable a couple times seems to have at least allowed me to install and open the driver.

    I have the software setup like this
    Using Xonar DX DAC and an external headphone amp?-capture.png
    Last edited by Supra; 28 Jan 2018 at 15:48.
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    Win 11 Pro
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    Is the Xonar set as the default audio playback device? If not, that could be the problem. (Windows only allows one default audio playback device).
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  3. Posts : 156
    10 Home x64 v21H2
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    I'm marking this as unsolved as I'm not sure if I'm double amping. I had to plug my amp into the front headphone jack of the Xonar. In the documentation, it says to plug into the microphone/line out jack, but in the past I wasn't getting any response from it. Should I just not worry about this?
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