Hello, I just recently purchased a NuWave DSD DAC and I’m really enjoying it so far. I currently have it directly connected to my PS audio s300 via balanced connectors. Is this a good idea or should I have the NuWave connected to a preamp first and then to the power amplifier?
My only source at the moment is a bluesound node 2. One of the reasons I’m asking who this is I now have an audible noise coming from my speakers that can be heard at least five to six feet away that was never there before, and I believe it’s affecting the low level resolution and detail. I’m wondering what’s causing it.
I tried switching out the balanced connectors with RCA connectors and the noise doesn’t go away. I was wondering if there’s a chance the noise is now there because of the DAC directly into the power amp. When I had the Node 2 connected to the s300 directly before the new DAC this problem didn’t exist. Any thoughts or advice?