Originally Posted by aaronwt
I never really looked into that aspect. I forgot that the A410 has an "ESS Sabre audiophile Class 24/192 DAC"
But I have not used analog outputs from devices in my years(except for a TiVo Mini going into a Slingbox 350). I use the HDMI output to have my receivers do the decoding.
There's a debate between some of my big time audiophile friends of mine. One says HDMI is better for everything, and the other one says analog is better for music. I've never tried analog for music.
However, in my personal opinion, DAC plays a bigger role for sound. If you have a really good DAC, you will get really good sound. I think that's why PCH created the 410. To give people the option to have better sound for music.