I am confused. You agreed with Torqdog's findings which I also knew to be the case, but earlier you said
Could you explain again in more detail exactly what you meant by this?
On a separate but related note. There is no quad-stacking of the DACs anymore with the 105. Therefore if you find the dedicated stereo pair sound better than the multichannel front L/R, it must be related to other optimisations with the signal path/layout or surrounding components. I think the op-amps are the same, but I am not sure if anyone noted any other differences such as capacitor choices etc that may mean one should sound better than the other. Conversely one would wonder what the point of the dedicated stereo outs are if it sounds exactly the same as the Front L/R anyway!
On the 95 I always used the dedicated stereo outputs in place of the front L/R
Edited by JonStatt - 11/18/12 at 3:11am