Oppo BDP-105 as DAC + preamp vs. Emotiva XSP-1 Differential Reference Preamp - AVS Forum
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Is there an advantage in bypassing the Oppo BDP-105's preamp and use it as a DAC only and let Emotiva XSP-1 do the preamp job?

I'm trying to see if the XSP-1 preamp is significantly better than the built-in preamp in the Oppo.

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The problem is - you are not bypassing oppo preamp. Essentially XSP-1 would be used as an analog volume control only. I am not sure why this configuration will be much better unless you prefer some emotiva sound coloration in your system
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If he went into the Emotiva via analog outputs of the Oppo he would be bypassing the Oppo volume circuit. He may find he likes the Emotiva more for this. I like the sound thru my JC2 more than the Oppo connected directly to my amps.

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Oppo volume control circuit affecting analog outputs.
I dont think you can disable it - for preamp you suppose to set the volume to 100
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