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    Monolith Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC with THX AAA Technology
    Product # 24459
    Out of Stock ETA: 5/28/2018


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    Does the volume knob control the analog outputs? ie. Can this function as a preamp for external speakers?
    A shopper on Nov 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, the volume knob also controls the analog outputs.
    Does this product not have a pre out or line-level out? Would be nice to use the dac for speakers.
    New User U on Sep 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: To clarify, will this be a true line out, or will it be variable so that we can use this as a pre-amp for powered monitors?
    The picture has the two balanced analog lines labeled as 'analog in', shouldn't that be analog out?
    Justin B on Dec 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The unit has balanced inputs, and unbalanced inputs and outputs. You can use the balanced headphone output on the front as a balanced output.
    is this amp compatible with 220v 50Hz?
    A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
    what's the output impedance of this amp?
    A shopper on Sep 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Staff - it seems that you answered the supported headphone impedance, but what most of us want to know is the actual output impedance of the headphone out on this unit. Will it be below 1ohm so we can use it with more sensitive IEMS and the like?
    How big is this amp?
    A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
    What's the output impedance(not the advertised range of headphone impedance that the amp "supports") of the headphone amp ?
    A shopper on Jan 9, 2018
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    Will this come with, or have available, a remote control or IR sensor so that a universal remote control could be used?
    A shopper on Nov 12, 2017
    will this need to install a driver to use the usb input?
    A shopper on Oct 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: For Macs you should not need one but Windows will likely require one to take full advantage of the high resolution formats. It is my understanding that The newest Creators Edition of Windows 10 includes an updated USB 2 driver that supports resolutions higher than 96Khz but I'm not sure of the extent of that support.,
    does the Dirac Sensaround mode work when using the analog imputs or only works with the digital ones?
    A shopper on Sep 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The Dirac Sensaround will work on both types of inputs.
    is the headphone jack 1/8 or 1/4inch?
    A shopper on Sep 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 1/4inch.
    Can Dirac Sensaround II interpret multichannel sources? (and can the DAC receive them?)
    New User U on Oct 31, 2017
    What are the dimensions?
    A shopper on Oct 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Final dimensions are not complete, but it will be relatively compact.
    Will we able to change the DAC's digital filter?
    A shopper on Sep 28, 2017
    Can we pass SACD DSD to this unit? I was under the impression that this can only be passed via HDMI.
    Timothy H on Nov 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes and no. You cannot hook up a SACD player to the unit since it does not have an HDMI input. However, anymore the DSD files, formerly only found on SACD's, are available as Hi-rez downloads from quite a few sites and some people have even gone to the considerable trouble of ripping their SACD's, so they have the files on a computer. Once you have the DSD files on a computer, you can play them on this unit via the USB type B input, assuming your player software supports the playing of DSD files (JRiver, for example). Also, if this unit supports DSD over DoP, you could probably use the coaxial digital input, but it is not stated if this unit allows that. This usually only works for 2.8 Mhz DSD files, not the 2X or 4X resolution files as coaxial doesn't have the bandwidth for that.
    does it have different gain levels?
    A shopper on Sep 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will be able to set different gain levels.
    You describe the DAC as capable of DSD 11.2MHz, but AMK lists the AK4493EQ as supporting DSD 22.4MHz. Is there a limitation in the way the design has been implemented?
    A shopper on Feb 13, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Specs listed are currently not final and will be updated.
    With the balanced and SE jack headphone output, What is the power output into 32, 50, 100, 300 ect ohms?
    A shopper on Oct 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 300 Ohms 648 milliWatts
    32 Ohms 3180 milliWatts
    16 Ohms 1591 milliwatts
    What is the power output for the balanced output for 50 ohms?
    A shopper on Dec 29, 2017
    Will this have a full hardware decoder for MQA?
    A shopper on Dec 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It will not. It will, however, have an AKM 4493 DAC. Brand new DAC from AKM.
    USB input appears to be type-B. Will a USB type-A female to type-B male adapter work for an iPod audio source input?
    A shopper on Dec 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: You will need an adapter and it should work.
    Will this have a remote control?
    A shopper on Dec 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It will not have a remote control.
    Will the volume control be a pot, stepped relays, fully digital, or some other type?
    A shopper on Mar 2, 2018
    The folks at THX mentioned that the THX-788 is not a true balanced amplifier. Is that true or does this unit have two independent channels/amps in it?
    Anthony N on Mar 16, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, the 788 isn't a true balanced amplifier, and YES, this unit will have two THX-788 modules in it. It also has two AKM 4493 DACs inside as well.
    Does this unit have swappable op-amps?
    New User U on Feb 21, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No, they are not swappable.
    Does the Dirac Sensaround II apply to all sources (both digital and analog ins) or just the DAC source?
    A shopper on Nov 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Dirac Sensaround II can be utilized on all inputs, both analog and digital.
    Does this unit have swappable op-amps?
    A shopper on Feb 21, 2018
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