The manual clearly states and Paul’s couple of speech says that the preamp is a depriciated device and we should be very much ok with PWD’s digital volüme control and as in this case the source has adequate levels of output current that it can drive a power amp satisfactorily.
PWD’s digital volüme control is bit-perfect only on 100% volüme level right? So if we are to use it as a preamp too, we have a slightly loss of quality in the digital volüme control right? Adding a preamp with a superior analog volüme control, can it justify the added electronic’s, sockets, power cords impact on sound quality loss only to bypass the digital volume’s effect? I would like to get some insight regarding this.
DSD’s volüme control is as far as I know bit-perfect at all volüme levels? So how much do U think that it will have an advantage over PWD’s volüme control?