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Old 05-30-2012, 11:15 PM
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Ah. I see.

When I ran the laptop to the DAC directly to the speakers, it would let me use the FiiO volume control and bass boost, but when I ran the laptop to the DAC, then applied the L7 dock with a line out to the speakers, it wouldn't.

I apologize for all the novice questions, but would it function as a DAC when I use the L7 dock with a line out to the speakers, but then it acts as an amp when I connect the speakers to the DAC directly through the headphone jack (which is when I can use the bass boost and volume control on the DAC)?
Found this on Amazon.com....
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The FiiO L7 is designed to be used with the E7 USB DAC/AMP, providing a dedicated line-out jack for sending a high quality line-level signal to other devices such as a stereo or amplifier.
So I think you're right.....using the L7 is just for using it as a DAC, and giving you a line-out signal to the speakers you have hooked up. Connecting them to the headphone jack is allowing the amp to come into play....of course, if they are self-powered speakers, that may not be the best option.

Sorry I can't be 100% sure.
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