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BigH, yep it looks like I did misunderstand the actives. I thought they were for pc or hard drive music only.
I thought I'd read myself to a basic grounding but there's lots more to the whole thing than meets the eye. And although quite daunting in some repects for a layman ,it should be fun learning and I can't wait to get it all up and running.
I tend to get really into things as I go along and who knows, in a years time I may have valves in the bedroom and be asking advice on actives + streamer for the garage
Not questioning your prospective increase in knowledge, but this is an unlikely combination
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Since you will be using a DAC, the CD player which will actually just be a "disc drive" and the M1-DAC is of a very high quality and should suffice for quite awhile even if you upgrade to more expensive amp or speakers.
Thanks thats good to know. I was under the impression the DAC would only come in to play for the sonos and/or ithings played independant from the CD, but from the connection advice you gave earlier in the thread I see differently now. When I asked in the shop what connections I needed I was told 2 x interconnects, one from CD to amp, one fron DAC to amp and then sonos to DAC when I got the sonos at a later date. He didn't set the DAC up for the demo as he said it wouldn't make much difference to the CD.
learning a bit more every day. Thanks again.
In absolute terms running it from the CD to the DAC onto the amp should give the best result. BUT you should also try to run the CD directly into the amp, it will have a slightly different tonality which you might prefer.
As i see it the main purpose of a Hi-Fi set-up is not necessarily to have the most "correct" sound possible, first and foremost it should let you enjoy your music to the max.
I see, thanks. I'll give both connections a try.
Thats about the best observation I have read on here for a looooong while, 'individual taste and enjoy the music' . . .
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