Originally Posted by iriverdude
Sounds like it you've got kit jeously.
Haha, now that was lame and funny. Why would I be jealous about something that most likely sounds the same as my DAC, for a fraction of the price you payed? I forgot to mention that nowadays it is hard to find a DAC with a bad converter...
Then I have searched for that av preamp with multichannel DACs, and having the benefit of doubt I believe the difference between something like a DAC1 stereo DAC and that lexicon won't be far away. If you add all those effects you are talking about (and the effects I checked on the net), then I expect it to sound different.
However I am not talking about applying different effects, I am just talking about how the converters work.
The DEQ2496 that is compared via DBT to the DAC1 is not also a DAC, it is a EQ with loads of effects and functionality, but even being so the DAC works separately from all. As you have not made a DBT between a stereo DAC and a av Preamp with multiple DACs, the possibility of both sounds the same when doing a conversion still remains.
As for the people who are reading this thread I recommend you read the following:http://www.analog.com/static/importe...C_Brochure.pdf
EDIT: Here is another interesting datasheet of a multiple channel DAC:http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/data...07AD1833_0.pdf
I think it is more of the same story.