I could have posted in either forum, but thought I might do better in the DSM forum. My dilemma is that I am trying to decide which to purchase next. For budgetary reasons I can only purchase one right now, i.e. my wife had a really nice Christmas ;). So I am curious as to ask those of you who own both, which you feel is the more valuable contributor to their system.
I currently am using the DSD directly into my Classe amps as my preamp has once and for all bitten the dust (long story) and I have no qualms with the sound currently. I have a very good SACD player already but without a preamp I’m left with no SACD playback ability, a minor inconvenience at best because I only have a couple of hundred or so titles on SACD. So the question is, should I purchase the BHK preamp and use my player as SACD source or continue to use my DSD as a preamp and buy the DMP for all non-streamed digital sources. The answer also depends on how much better CDs sound via the DSM the DSD versus streamed ripped files via Bridge II with the DSD I suppose.
I’d like to hear your experiences so far but do realize that for all but beta testers, the DMP is a brand new acquisition and the number who own both will be even smaller. Thanks.