DAC questions

Lost Angeles

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The new DacMagic 100 preview states that you can plug a Windows computer straight in with a USB lead, does the soundcard from the computer control sound quality output or is/can it be by-passed.
Is the Wolfson WM8742 DAC in this liable to be better than the Wolfson WM8740 (2off)DACS in my Arcam CD192 CD Player.
 

Cpt.Issues

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Audio heard through a DAC plugged into the computer via USB bypasses the soundcard.

The only way the computer will then affect sound quality depends on the quality of sound file you play etc.
 

tino

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Lost Angeles said:
Is the Wolfson WM8742 DAC in this liable to be better than the Wolfson WM8740 (2off)DACS in my Arcam CD192 CD Player.

Apparently yes if you read the comparison by Mr Lampizator himself.
 

Lost Angeles

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Thanks guys.

I will buy WHF tomorrow and read the review.
The question then is whether to buy this DAC and use my old Philips CD650 as a transport and sell the CD192 after doing some comparisons.
 

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