Was looking at new pre-amp/DACs and saw the Stellar which looks really interesting, then started reading about the Directstream Jr, which i realized i could simplify my setup by running the Jr and my GCPH Phono amp directly into my power amp [Musical Fidelity A5, which has a pair of inputs].
How good is the digital volume control on the Jr? is anyone running one directly to a power amp?
The Stellar seems to have a different architecture for the DAC, Has anyone had chance to do a head 2 head between the 2?
I get the impression that the Jr would be more future proof, is that a reasonable assumption?
Front end for the DAC would be Roon [directly to the bridge in the Jr, and via a Bluesound Node 2 / coax for the Stellar ].
Thanks for any insights!