it’s been interesting comparing things.
Added the Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD player last week, and also added a Denafrips Arce streamer about the same time.
I have an Eversolo DMP-A6 standard edition going into a Matrix X-SPDIF 2 DDC, then into the pontus II DAC.
Started out with Arce going into the pontus II (trying i2s and AES/EBU), but then I’m also trying it into the Yamaha’s DAC via Coax.
The Yamaha goes into the Luxman L509X via balanced XLR.
I will say, I think they both sound fabulous, and I can’t really tell the difference, to be honest.
I like the Denafrips Arce streamer, even though it doesn’t have the fancy screen of the eversolo. The Arce supports HQPlayer NAA, but I don’t know that I need it. (I have HQPlayer and am testing, but it requires a separate mac to run it, and i don’t know that the fuss-to-payoff is worth it.)
If I wanted to clean house, it would be easy. I could stream the Arce through the Yamaha’s DAC and get rid of the Pontus II, the Eversolo DMP-A6, the Matrix X-SPDIF 2 and the Teddy Pardo LPS.
Anyone else with a good SACD/CD player just using its DAC for their streamer transport, vs a separate DAC?