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Internal dac's

Could anyone explain why i should connect my cd player's digital output to my amplifiers digital input as both units have a dac in them. Would it just be the same to connect the cd player's line out to the amps line in (red n white) as the cd's dac would of already converted from digital to analog. Is that right?

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RE: Internal dac's

Connecting the CD player to the amp via its digital output will bypass the CD player's DAC and use the DAC in the amp. Using the line-out on the CD player will use the CD player's DAC and bypass the DAC in the amp. Take your pick and choose whichever sounds best to your ears.

Thorens TD160+Ortofon MC3; Mission PCM II CD; HRT II+ DAC and Mac Mini; Modded Cyrus 2+PSX; Cyrus Tuner mk2; EB2 loudspeakers

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