- Aug 2, 2013
Technically you may be correct, but don't forget that volume controlled in the analog domain just might have advantages over volume controlled the digital domain. It is also safe to say that a preamp provides a layer of isolation from the connected components in a sense. I believe there is more than just euphonics at play.
I would also argue in that my tube equipment is forgiving. I find it much more resolute and revealing than any solid state I have had. Maybe some food for you as well?
If you got alot of money, then try Esoteric. I think you'd be quite stunned how revealing and transparent that solid state setup is. Haven't heard a setup with tubes that sounded good next to it yet.