Taking ownership of a new poweramp and I’m able now to connect to the my BHK pre by balanced XLR connection.
From user feedback, the new poweramp sounds best via its balanced input, so all good on that front.
XLR it is.
The thing is…cabling, and which option to take in my setup?
DSS dac to preamp via XLR using a superb 0.5m Wireworld cable
BHK Pre to [old] poweramp - 1m RCA cable.
The RCA cable is now out the picture and will be used elsewhere.
XLR cable wise, I have:
- 0.5m I used to connect DS to BHK (high end cable and best sounding)
- 1.0m good but not exciting cable
Where to put the fancy 0.5m XLR - Dac or Poweramp?
Being XLR I’m sure cables don’t make as much of a difference as RCA, but I can still hear a difference.
Where is most bang for buck?
- Between BHK and poweramp
- Keep using it to connect Dac to Preamp
Guess it may come down to which unit, amp or dac, is more sensitive to XLR cable change?
Or it might not even matter - anyone tried this?
I guess you would want the best connection between Pre and Power as it feeds your whole system, but also wouldn;t want to miss out on any of the Windom magic from the Dac.
Thanks for any input.