Integrated DAC vs separate DAC
I have completely updated the analogue sections of my Cyrus system by adding outboard PSX-R so I'm happy that is working as well as it can withoutngoing down the balanced route
Also i'm happy with the Cyrus sources.
What I would like here is some informed advice on the DAC sections. Currently I have a QX enabled amplifier, so effectively the DAC section is integrated close to the pre-power. I've read that this is preferable to having the DAC separate and connected via RCA for example.
Does everyone agree with this?
I have been considering updating the DAC to something like the Chord Qute HD or maybe even the DAC X signature. Would I gain in cleaner and more precise data conversion but potentially lose out in a longer signal path to the pre-power section?
I'll welcome any input to this query