My set up is very humble PS3 to Denon avr1712 to Klipsch quintet iii.....and it sounds very good to my aging ears. Borrowing my buddies Musical Fidelity vdac ii i was surprised (but not dismayed) that the DAC made no noticeable audible difference....to me or any other family member that i forced to sit in the sweet spot for an A B comparison ? Why? I thought with such a humble and rudimentary set up the introduction of a DAC would make a discernible difference.
BTW DAC chip is DSD 1792
Denon avr DAC chip is AK4358VQ
Hooked up via optical. Listening to WAV files on PS3 harddrive.
Thanks, looking to add to my knowledge base about audio theory/technology.
Happy New Year!