Has anybody tested the DAC 8 together with T+A's AMP 8? I've understood that the DAC 8 should work well as a preamp for AMP 8 which is a power-amp. A review of the new T+A AMP 8 would be great!
I tried to create a thread a few weeks back to gain some opinion on the benefits of maintaining close proximity between DAC and pre-amp. This review convinces me that a quality DAC + pre-amp unit out performs separate DAC and pre-amp units.
But I'm interested to know how this T+A DAC 8 compares to a a Cyrus QX DAC enabled pre-amp?
Or better still ... when will you test the latest DAC XP Signature?
This review convinces me that a quality DAC + pre-amp unit out performs separate DAC and pre-amp units.
That may be the case. However, an integrated amp actually has significantly reduced costs of production, meaning better quality components and better sound for your pound, as compared to a separate pre+power amp combi. Still, if your DAC has a pre-amp built in, that argument becomes moot.
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