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drcriss
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deaf - will DAC help?

Hello All,
I am an old audiophile who has gone deaf, but has hearing aids with a 'music' chip, which helps some, but music still just doesn't sound right. Will a DAC help? Something like the Okto dac8 Stereo D/A processor?
My system consists of:
Hafler power amp (1985), Hafler pre amp (1985), Sony CD player (recent),& an old Harmon-Kardon tuner. I am also a paraplegic, so a remote would be helpful.

Thanks.
Don
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Kal Rubinson
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Agreed about the remote

Agreed about the remote control but I doubt that a DAC will help. Do you have speakers?

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re: speakers

Hello Kal,
Thanks for responding. I have a pair of Cambridge Soundworks speakers. I would also like to be able to listen with headphones. I like my Hafler system, but was thinking maybe I should replace the Hafler preamp with one that also has a headphone jack.

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Simply increasing resolution

Simply increasing resolution and/or S/N ratios will not avail.

The only constructive suggestion I can offer regarding a DAC will depend on the nature of your specific hearing limitations. There are programs/apps that will provide compensatory corrections which can be tailored to your needs. These are easy to implement with streaming/file playback and there may be some DACs that will support them for disc playback.

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