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Hi ... got a qustion maybe someone here might know something about.
I am ordering components for a moderate-low priced 2-channel audio system.
The CD player is an Onkyo C-7030. Onkyo says it has an internal Wolfson 192 kHz / 24-Bit DAC (this player is just for music .. it don't play DVDs)
The reciever I am ordering is an Onkyo TX-8050 Network Stereo Reciever. Onkyo does not say what type of DAC this reciever has.
The way I understand it is that if I connect these two components with a Toslink digital cable, it will be the reciever's DAC that will do the digital to analog conversion, but if I connect the two components with analog RCA patch cables, it will be the CD player's DAC that will do the digital to analog conversion.
Am I correct in stating that?
Do you think either one of these internal DACs are better than the other, thus giving a better quality sound when playing a CD through the system?
I guess I could buy both a set of quality RCA interconnects ... listen to it, and then buy a Toslink optical cable an listen again to see which sounds better?
Do you think I will even notice any difference by useing the DAC in the CD player vs using the DAC in the reciever?