- Nov 30, 2012
WA11 topaz is fully balanced design so if you want to use an external DAC, it should be a balanced DAC. Hugo 2 is not a balanced design. Also, the internal DAC should sound better because the signal path from DAC to amp is very short. With an external DAC, there are cables, power supply in the path which can degrade the sound.
Whatever he said!
And don’t listen to others telling otherwise or of weird xperiments leading nowhere, just my 2cents