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The dac in the fiio might actually be better than that in the Yamaha, don't know but it wouldn't surprise me. You might be surprised at how much better a more modern dac solution might sound. Then again, maybe not. Maybe someone else on this thread can tell you whether those record outs are line-level. Anyone? Good luck mate, congrats on the amp. Love mine.
Avec plaisir, mon frere.
The fact that this is a home theatre receiver complicates that for me, i've never used one as a pre. It doesn't have a dedicated pre-out though. I imagine the md/cd-r outs (rcas between the coax digital input and the digital subwoofer out bottom left) will probably work as I think they are functionally equivalent to a tape loop out, but I am not positive. In terms of sound quality, almost any outboard dac will give you better sound. I am certain that the dac in your...
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Does your receiver have pre-outs?
You said a mouthful there, as most modern charting music (or whatever is the modern-day equivalent to charting) I hear is of poor quality, in addition to sounding bad. Neither characteristic appeals, but the former is far worse.
Eu contraire sir. I am constantly listening to, and looking for, new music, even in the categories I cited above as not being my favorites. Those categories just happen to be the ones that are simultaneously the ones in which I have had the least success, and also those that are referred to above as being played to death at audio demos/shows. If the compositon and performance of music doesn't appeal to me, the sound quality doesn't mean ****, while I have quite a bit of...
I've only been to one audio show ( CanJam rmac 2014) and didn't have that much fun, so probably will never go to another. Brought my x5 as a source, but can't for the life of me remember what music I used for demos. That said, I've never even contemplated owning music for the purposes of demoing gear (mine or others') that I wouldn't listen to for pleasure regardless of the gear used. Since I am not all that familiar with most classical music, and can't stand most acoustic...
I've had the best results with relatively low impedance/low sensitivity planar cans (lcd2, he500) with the R set to low, while higher impedance cans (hd600, dt880-250ohm) sound better on medium. Supposedly, a good target is to keep the ratio of headphone impedance to amplifier output impedance at least 8:1, at least with dynamic drivers. While my experience with the polaris has been consistent with this, the beauty of the thing is the ease of changing settings. I'd say do...
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