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Does a DAC/Amp function like a sound card?

rosenberg_d_a
  • 2 months ago

Basically does a DAC/Amp function as a soundcard when plugged into the computer through usb, or do I need either the motherboard sound/internal soundcard in my computer to plug into the DAC/Amp. What does each one do and are they the same.

Thanks

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes pretty much, they function largely one in the same Most Soundcards will have an DAC and Amp on them anyways, just that they go inside your PC case.

If you buy an external AMP / DAC you do not need a soundcard it will full fill the same function (or it should) in your gear.

So in your case, if you buy an external AMP/DAC like say the creative G6, it just connects to your PC via USB, download the drivers and away you go.

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