I use RCA cables to connec t the DAC to the AVR.
I could use XLR and the only reason I have not is because I didn’t know what they were and the RCA are WireWorld.
So…is there a really valid reason to use XLR instead? A reason that will be audible like the micro rendu was?
BTW I am just using an ethernet cable that was laying around to connect the MR to my network. Any real benefit in a more expensive one?
I use a QED USB lead to connect the MR to the 83009CDQ. That was laying around from years ago when I had for something similar.
I have just ordered some Audioquest speaker cables to bi-wire the fronts.
Oh and have discovered that listening to multichannel film discs using PD gives the best multichannel sound we have ever heard.
Also discovered something else.
That PCM files are best played back in PCM with settings we like. Playing back and converting to DSD on the fly with HQP is not as good to us, after trying several settings. It also uses the most power. Playing back DSD128 but not using Direct DSM in HQP, but rather leaving HQP to work on the 128 files in the same way as it would PCM except I change the option to DSD, gives excellent sound and uses much less power than the DSD on the fly, more than PCM to higher PCM.
I have been gradually recording all of my music into DSDS128. I have a 4tb ssd disc so plenty of room to hold my 17000 tracks and plenty of room for more. It is a somewhat slow and boring process. Either direct ripping from CDs to DSD128 or file conversion to DSD128.
I don’t need advice on the files. We are settled by listening.
I would like to know what others think about XLR instead of RCA before I decide to spend money on them.