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DAC vs outputs

I have a little SMSL DAC that I bought for under $70. I have COMPLETELY changed how it sounds multiple times just by changing the opamp in it. How much of what we hear when we are comparing DACs is actually the DAC, and how much is the output driver circuitry? As an aside, I have a Schiit Uber Multi DAC coming, does anyone know if it's got a socketed opamp? A photo of the board looks like it does. I asked a little about the internals of their $700 tube preamp and they didn't want to tell me squat, so I didn't bother asking about the DAC...
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Edits: 04/03/17

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Topic - DAC vs outputs - Lou S 17:32:34 04/03/17 (7)


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