I'd prefer it because I'm not planning to run it off a computer. At the moment I use an iPod classic with digital transport, so I'll probably keep using that till it dies. I also like the idea of running it straight off a Synology NAS, but I'm not sure (i.e. I haven't bothered checking) whether Synology's app. would allow for volume control through the DAC.shooter said:Do you need a dac with pre?
I've played around and owned a few but now run a dac with no pre and use the media player on the pc to control the volume and eq, it opens up other possibilities if you run a system similar to this.
Thanks, MattSPL. The price is right and it offers all the capabilities that I'm looking for in the size I want. It even has switchable voltage like the Benchmark. I just have to get over my prejudices about brands without a distributor where I live and "copies" of other brands/products.
I need to get out there and start auditioning. First of all I need to see what something like the A7X would bring compared to my PMC DB1i considering that they are similar prices here for a pair, but the Adams include amplification, so I'm worried that it may be a step down in many ways. I'm hoping the Adams bring more clarity/transparency/resolution and a bit more bass extension, but I assume I'll lose some of the lushness the PMCs give me, which I'm fine with as long as it still sounds very "real".
Anyway, this weekend will be spent auditioning new fridges and ovens.