How do I connect my Atom amp and DAC?
Connect the supplied USB cable from your PC to Atom DAC+’s USB input jack. Connect an RCA Cable from Atom DAC+ to your amplifier’s RCA Input jacks. Connect the supplied AC power adapter to the barrel power jack, then connect the adapter to your wall outlet.
Do you need a DAC and amp?
All computers or phones have a DAC as well as an amp that is built into them, so you don’t need a DAC for your headphones. However, getting an external DAC can definitely improve sound quality. You can’t have an external DAC on its own as they must first connect to an amp which then connects to your audio device.
What is a DAC vs amp?
An amp or amplifier is a device that boosts the power of a source signal. So, in a nutshell, while a DAC converts the digitally coded song into an analog signal, an amp magnifies the analog signal to make it louder—enough to be audible through your headphones. Just like how your phone has a DAC, it also has an amp.