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post #1 of 5 Old 05-11-2012, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Need help on DAC ( digital to analog converter )

I was thinking of buying one not yet decided which one to buy
But before I go ahead I need some doubts clarified
Hope so u guys/gals can help me out

Speaker system definitive tech 600
Avr denon 1912 network
WD live media player
WD NETWORK DRIVE
WD LIVE WIRE
APPLE EXTREME ROUTER

With the above hardware do I really need a DAC. ALL MY MUSIC
is stored on my network drive and is streamed through my media player to my avr on to the speakers

The reason I want to know abt the DAC is cuz I heard it drastically improves sound quality. And I really love great sound
So Pls help advise if I need one
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Regardless of how good an external DAC might be, the audio still has to go through the Denon's DAC if you want to use Audyssey (which you do).

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So there is no point in getting a DAC
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Not really no.

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AFAIK there is not [yet] an outboard DAC that supports more than 2 channels, so that's at least one unique feature a 1912 or any other MC AVR provides you.

As jd mentioned you would also lose Audyssey and other processing features. The present outboard DAC market is aimed at 2 channel purists, with the low end also aimed at the computer audio crowd.

As long as your 1912 is compatible with you digital sources, I'm not sure why you would be interested in an external DAC....you've already got one that supports up to 8 channels and several processing features like Dolby PLII.
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