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JRKO 10th January 2013 09:03 PM

DAC before miniDSP
 
My digital source is digi out only.

As the miniDSP 2x4 re-digitises the analogue signal for DSP processing, how important is choice of DAC prior to the miniDSP?

Will I hear differences between DACs etc etc?

slomatt 11th January 2013 05:50 AM

Ideally you want to avoid going from digital -> analog -> digital because each conversion is a lossy process. Using a stacked board such as the MiniDIGI you can feed your digital signal directly into the MiniDSP. Then you can decide if you want to use all 4 of the analog outputs, or if you want to use loop-back mode to send some of the channels to the digital output which you can then run through your DAC.

- Matt

soundnovice 11th January 2013 05:58 AM

i am also currently using a DAC before miniDSP and i see its not performing good. simple analog out from my mp3 player sounds better than the one when audio is fed thro DAC. i guess redundant conversion takes away the quality

JRKO 11th January 2013 01:42 PM

Will have to look into the miniDIGI

Quote:

Originally Posted by soundnovice (Post 3320712)
simple analog out from my mp3 player sounds better than the one when audio is fed thro DAC. i guess redundant conversion takes away the quality

Your mp3 player has to convert digital files to analogue (DAC) for that analogue output to exist, so its not a redundant conversion. Rather a necessary one if you dont have the miniDIGI. It seems your outboard DAC is not a good match - mp3's wont help matters either


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