I have the PS3 > Dacmagic > Mcintosh MA6900 Integrated > B&W 805S
When I turn the Dacmagic volume up (and obviously the Macs down) the sound starts distorting, horribly.
But when I turn the DAC vol halfway, the distortion is gone....the same thing when I use the IPAD > Airport Express.
But overall I'm getting a muffled sound. Its not crisp.
Any idea why?
ps: I have tried the Dacmagic in non-preamp mode (push volume in and turn on) but this time I get crazy distortion at ANY volume.