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Advice on setting up Genelec SAM 8320a with RME ADI-2 DAC

mrcultureshock, modified 3 Years ago.

Advice on setting up Genelec SAM 8320a with RME ADI-2 DAC

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 6/27/19 Recent Posts

Hi all,

I'm planning to upgrade my audio set up for my desk for gaming and video editing. My goal is to have a headphone and speaker system. I will be purchasing the ADI-2 DAC to serve as the headphone amp and DAC. Also, I'll be buying the Genelec 8320a. Since this is my first pro/fancy audio set up, I'm not sure how to hook everything up. Could you guys give me some tips?

Here's how I'd like to connect the system:

Computer ---> ADI-2 DAC ---> 1) Headphones or 2) Speakers.


lukester, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: Advice on setting up Genelec SAM 8320a with RME ADI-2 DAC

Jedi Master Posts: 296 Join Date: 4/22/10 Recent Posts

Pretty straight forward setup.

Computer --Usb--> DAC ---> XLR Cable ---> Speakers


The volume knob on the DAC will adjust the speaker volume.

What's not obvious is, how you switch the volume knob between speakers an headphones.

Maybe consult the manual regarding that point.


This RME Card is very high quality and pretty pricey.

you could find a cheaper unit and be hard pressed to hear a difference with the speakers.

But it's probably quite hard to find a unit that's cheaper, has a good DAC, good headphone Amp and a remote.