I am in the market for a new DAC, and PS Audio DS fits the bill. It will go into a rack so display is not a requirement but I want upgradability via firmware, great volume control AND multiple inputs. Is the DS Junior exact same DAC inside as the bigger brother? Just a display difference? If not, what else is different?
Also, I need help on HOW to best connect these as I currently use my HT Receiver as a pre-amp. Here are all the equipment I have and would like to know how best to connect them all?
- Receiver, 7.1, mostly fed through HDMI for Movies, front channel PRE-OUTs to My Classe Amp
- Classe 2100 Amp - fed by Receiver pre-outs
- Bluesound Node 2 for streaming music – connected via optical to receiver
- Bluray/CD player – connected via RCA to receiver
HOW do I fit a DS DAC into this mix? Ideally, I’d like the DAC to do all of the DAC work for my streaming music, CD player, PLUS if possible, to play music off my iPhone through Airplay or BT fed into receiver?!