about dacs and av receivers compatibility...
i am a bit confused as i just read in october's advice center that "you don't need a separate dac as the Yamaha... has a very capable one inside it."
i am thinking of buuying an onkyo 609 amp and maybe the pioneer N50 streamer. so it means i don't need the streamer? i can directly connect the ipod to the amp?
does it mean that all recent amps have a DAC inside them and that the digital music will run through it automatically if coming from an i pod or i tunes?
then is it still better to add an external dac?
i already own a rather old arcam A85 amp. the sound going out of it when i conenct an i pod to "aux" is extremely poor... if i add a stramer or a dac in between, will it be noticeably better??
i know all this can look a bit confusing, but that's because i am a bit confused...
can someone help?