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I am getting myself confused with the order in which to connect the following components:
  • Sonos ZP80
  • A DAC
  • Pre Amp
  • Power Amp
  • Speakers


Should I go:


Sonos ->DAC -> Power Amp - > Speakers ? Or

Sonos ->DAC ->Pre Amp -> Power Amp - > Speakers


Is the Pre Amp necessary in this chain?


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Interesting setup, to be sure. You'll need the DAC to get an analog signal, the preamp for volume control (unless you want to buy a separate volume control), and the amp to.. amp.


So you will go Sonos -> DAC -> Preamp -> Amp -> Speakers.
 

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What happens if I eliminate the preamp and go directly from DAC to power amp? Is that a no no? ( assuming the power amp has volume control ?) My DAC has volume controls too.


Sonos -> DAC -> Amp -> Speakers.


ps: Why is it an interesting setup? Is it unsual?
 
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