Physical Unit (Part I - Front)
The unit approximate physical attributes are:
- Length: 12.8 cm, or 13.9 cm with volume knob
- Width: 7.5 cm
- Height: 2.4 cm
- Weight: 247.35 g
This DAC is compactly sized. The weight is perfectly suited for my work place.
On the front is a 6.5 MM headphone jack, a tiny OLED status display, a volume knob and finally 3 tiny switches at the bottom:
- Input: From left to right - optical, USB and AuxIn (You can hear what appears to be a a relay clicking noise when switching the input)
- Bass: Normal, Enhanced
- Gain: 0 dB, +3 dB, + 11dB
For me I left the Bass as normal (left), with 0 dB gain (left).
The volume knob doubles as a on/off switch. Turn the knob all the way anti-clockwise switches the unit off. Turn the knob clockwise to turn the unit on, and more to adjust volume. Boot up time of this DAC is around 4 seconds.
Personally I like feel and touch of this volume knob. It gives me decent feedback, and no frustrations at all when trying to get to the SPL I wanted. The physical size of the volume knob is smaller, but I did not find that to be an issue at all - it’s a portable DAC after all.
Just this knob alone makes me love this XD-05 over the Teac. The volume control on the Teac UD-501 is so painful to use!
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Comment from: airil Visitor
hey, u still have this thing?
i think what happen is that the opamp chip needs change. Consider LME49720 if u dont fancy to do any soldering, or just buy the Burson V5i if u have budget, easier.
I crossed this text when i roll the opamp, and i think my opa1612 is bad, and got this text.
Comment from: Member
Yeah still have it. Using it mainly for work. Am considering a Burson V5i, will eventually buy one (waiting for a sitewide e-bay discount to pull the trigger).