Hello all, this is my first post. I have viewed the forum off and on for a while now, but only now I have some gear worthy of asking a question about...
So Ive recently purchased a used Mcintosh MHT-200 5.1 Reciever. Its one heck of a unit with 8 completely separarate amps inside.
I'm currently using my computer as a source and an external soundcard is sending a digital bitstream via Optical Out directly into the Mcintosh and uses it's onboard DAC. This then goes out to my Klipsh Reference Series 5.1 Speakers.
The only thing is the Mcintosh was built in 2003(ish) and isn't capable of HD audio or 192Khz because of the limitations from the optical connection. So I was thinking...should I get a new DAC and send the signal from the computer into the DAC and then into the RCA inputs of the McIntosh to possibly get even higher quality sound?
I was thinking about the Emotiva UMC-200 (link below) which fits into my budget and has all of the codecs and inputs I want.
But the McIntosh was a $6800 reciever in its day, and although dated now, would it still have a better onboard DAC
than the Emotiva???