I currently use a PS3, connected to a Marantz SR5005 receiver, with Paradigm Studio 20s as my mains.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but if I were to connect a separate external DAC, such as the Arcam rDAC, this would go in between the PS3 and the Marantz receiver:
-PS3 optical into the rDAC
-rDAC analogue into the receiver
However, the receiver has Audyssey MultEQ, which in my opinion, produces a positive noticeable difference to the sound. If I wanted to use the Audyssey settings, the receiver would effectively be re-converting the rDAC’s analogue signal back into digital and then back into analogue to go to the speakers, thereby negating any benefit provided by the rDAC. So the only way to get the benefits from the rDAC is to bypass the Audyssey settings. Is this correct?
I skeptical about the possibility of the rDAC producing better sound than what I get with MultEQ. If anyone has experimented with this, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.