Good Morning All, before I start ripping out the system and trying a few different things this weekend I’d appreciate your opinions. I have a few options regarding pathways through the system and would like to hear what heralded you the best results. The main two would be:
I would go the streamer way (no 1) but only if wifi is up to the job (I would try to connect using cable). I have not read the specs for the denon or CA (to compare coax to usb rates) but that comes into play only if you do upsampling before the dac.
Yes Traian it would be the same PC. I have a strong wifi signal throughout the home and I can also hard wire. The coaxial is limited to 24/192 and usb is up to dsd 11.2. However I use Roon in Exclusive Mode as the Denon upsamples to 1.5mhz internally.
I do not know if it is only about signal, but I do not know much about wifi. Always assumed cable is more reliable so on the wifi I use only the mobile devices. You can try, always is better without cables, if it doesn’t work ok just plug the cable.
I would use the streamer (if all you play is below 24/192) but also I would test to see what I like. If you find no difference then you can have a second end point using the CA.