Had my DS Snr couple of months now plumbed directly into my 300B SET power amp.
8 watts of goodness into 94 db efficient speakers give plenty of volume, dynamic enough to rattle the pictures on the wall at half volume, so all good.
Have had background noise though constantly from the dac, categorise it as hiss mainly, but also some electrical mush in there as well?
(Have a video I can upload of noise if need be)
Been reading about the inherant noise 1bit dacs can have compared to PCM, Ted’s given some great explainations on that, and Ive tried the suggested -20db filter switch, but even 100% (106) volume is quiet and lacks dtnamics in my system.
So will setting the Dac to to 100% with the -20db OFF and plumbing in my Densen DM-20 preamp have a positive effect?
At the moment unfortunately I have to say the Dac is quite noisy, even compared to £200 gbp ones Ive troubleshooted with.
The noise reminds me of the buzz my old plasma tv used to make, except this time through the speakers.
Not complaining guys, just looking for a solution if possible.
Run the DS strictly as a dac into my Pre to better suit my systems gain structure?
Would let me spin my vinyl again…no bad thing.