Noob connection Q!

PaulieH

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Hi All,
I have a Leak Stereo 130 and have purchased, but not yet arrived, a Cambridge Audio MXN10.
I purchased an optical connection cable but am now thinking that's the wrong cable!
The MXN10 has it's own DAC so I presume what I need is an analogue cable to connect the two? Right/wrong?
Thanks for and help!
Cheers,
Paul
 
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Revolutions

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You can use either. Optical cable will bypass the CXN Dac & use the amp’s built-in chip. A phono cable will use the CXN’s Dac.

I’d wager the CXN has the “better” dac. But I’d recommend trying both & seeing what you prefer.
 
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PaulieH

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You can use either. Optical cable will bypass the CXN Dac & use the amp’s built-in chip. A phono cable will use the CXN’s Dac.

I’d wager the CXN has the “better” dac. But I’d recommend trying both & seeing what you prefer.
Much obliged! I'll follow your advice and try both.
Cheers!
Paul
 
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Gray

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A phono cable
I reckon there's a chance you're no spring chicken Revo 🤔
'RCA phono' plugs / cables will forever be known as phonos to me - now I wouldn't say I'm old but:
I went up to this girl in a pub last night and said,
"Where have you been all my life darling?"
She said,
Well for the first 40 years I weren't born"
I said,
"OK, so I've got a few laughter lines"
She said,
"Nothing's that funny mate".
 

Revolutions

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I reckon there's a chance you're no spring chicken Revo 🤔
'RCA phono' plugs / cables will forever be known as phonos to me - now I wouldn't say I'm old but:
I went up to this girl in a pub last night and said,
"Where have you been all my life darling?"
She said,
Well for the first 40 years I weren't born"
I said,
"OK, so I've got a few laughter lines"
She said,
"Nothing's that funny mate".
😂

I’m 42. And still not grey yet. it’s the cultural references that betray my age 😁
 
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