A little preface, I was using the Emotiva DC-1 Stealth Dac with the Ansynchronous filtering mode on and I just wasn’t happy with how Rock and Metal sounded. I turned the feature off and the guitars sounded more like they should, distorted / crunchy.
My question is this, what aspect of a stereo system enchances the pleasing effect of distorted guitars. Is there something specifically I should be looking for? Cleary the “Advanced ASRC (asynchronous sample rate converter)” on my DAC was having a negative effect but I have no idea why.
Any help is appreciated.